Wednesday, 17 January 2018

LASU Suspends Provost Over Alleged Financial Impropriety

The Lagos State University has suspended the Provost of the LASU College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja, Prof. Babatunde Solagberu, over alleged financial and administrative improprieties, with effect from November 30, 2017.

This is contained in the University’s official bulletin made available to Newsmen on Monday, December 4, 2017, in Lagos.

The bulletin said the Management approved that Prof. Solagberu be placed on immediate interdiction for three months with half salary during the period, pending the determination of the allegation against him by the Joint Council and Senate Disciplinary Committee (Academic).

It added that the suspension was in connection with his alleged several infractions against the rules and regulations of the University bordering on financial improprieties and administrative misadventures.

Details of the allegations have been served him in a memo dated Thursday 30th November, 2017 with reference number LASU\REG\INT.DIS\45.

The bulletin said that Prof. Solagberu was forbidden to carry out any official duty, either as Provost or member of Staff of the College during the period of his interdiction, and the University also forbade the Provost from visiting the premises except with the express permission of the Registrar.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Provost, Prof. Anthonia Ogbera of the Department of Medicine, has been appointed the Acting Provost with effect from November 30, 2017.