Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Senate Vs. Senate

The University of Lagos Senate has Disapproved the renaming of the institution from University of Lagos to Moshood Abiola University Lagos, and has also posponed the resumption of students earlier stated for today till June 18, 2012 with the extra week aimed at allowing the tension on the campus reduce.

In a statement from the information unit of the university and signed by Mr. Wale Olasunmade
The statement reads in part “The university’s Senate at its emergency meeting yesterday resolved that all academic activities should resume on Monday, June, 18, and accordingly, the halls of residence will be reopened on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 4pm,”  Also said

“We also resolved that the proposed re-naming of the University of Lagos is not acceptable and is rejected in its entirety as it is a mere declaration of intention with no legal effect. The Senate, therefore, supports all legal processes being carried out by all stakeholders on the subject,

The president has already sent the bill to the National Assembly who have inturn accepted it and are sitting on the issue and a lot of senators are in agreement with the name change but however cannot comment on the issue

The President has requested the National Assembly to approve it. We cannot say yes or no now because the bill is before us. The President requested us to approve it. Comments can only be made when we are discussing the bill.” according to the Chairman, Committee on Rules and Business, Senator Ita Solomon Enang (PDP, Akwa Ibom North-East)

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