LASU bars suspended provost, Professor Babatunde Solagberu, slashes his salary

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LASU bars suspended provost, Professor Babatunde Solagberu, slashes his salary

Suspended LASUCOM Provost, Professor Babatunde Solagberu

The management of Lagos State University, LASU has finally spoken on suspended LASUCOM Provost, Professor Babatunde Solagberu.

Recall that BlackBox Nigeria earlier reported exclusively that the Professor of Orthopedic Surgery was suspended due to financial misconduct.

See also: BBN Exclusive: LASU suspends College of Medicine Provost over financial misconduct

The management has now released an official statement about the issue which has been duly obtained by BlackBox Nigeria.

In the statement, the management confirmed that Professor Solagberu was suspended for financia misconduct revealing that he is alleged with “several infractions against the rules and regulations of the University, bordering on financial improprieties and administrative misadventures”.

The statement further disclosed that Professor Solagberu is hereby barred from the school premises and will also be expected to desist from handling any official duty either as Provost or staff of LASUCOM.

“He is forbidden to carry-out any official duties, either as Provost or member of staff of the College of Medicine during the period of his interdiction in accordance with chapter 3 (Discipline), section 3.9.7 (e) of the Conditions of Service guiding the Senior Staff (September, 2017). He is also forbidden from visiting the University premises except with the express permission of the Registrar,” the statement read in part.

The statement also confirmed the appointment of the Deputy Provost, Prof. Anthonia Okeoghene Ogbera as the acting provost.

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