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LASU releases official statement on the suspension of LASUCOM provost, Professor Babatunde Solagberu

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LASU releases official statement on the suspension of LASUCOM provost, Professor Babatunde Solagberu

Professor Babatunde Solagberu has been suspended as the Provost of LASUCOM

As earlier reported exclusively by BlackBox Nigeria, the management of Lagos State University has now released an official statement about the suspension of the embattled Provost of its College of Medicine also referred to as LASUCOM.

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In the bulletin titled “LASU MANAGEMENT APPROVES THE PLACEMENT ON INTERDICTION OF PROVOST, LASUCOM, PROF. BABATUNDE SOLAGBERU”, the management disclosed that the interdiction will be for three months at first “pending the determination of the allegation against him by the Joint Council and Senate Disciplinary Committee”.

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The statement also disclosed that Professor Solagberu would be placed on half salary during the period of his suspension.

Read full statement below…

LASU VC, Professor Lanre Fagbohun

LASU MANAGEMENT APPROVES THE PLACEMENT ON INTERDICTION OF PROVOST, LASUCOM, PROF. BABATUNDE SOLAGBERU                                                          

                                                             …Deputy Provost, Prof Anthonia Ogbera takes over as Acting Provost

The Lagos State University Management has approved the IMMEDIATE PLACEMENT ON INTERDICTION of the Provost, Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Prof. Babatunde Solagberu with effect from Thursday, 30th November, 2017.

Prof. Solagberu`s Interdiction is not unconnected with alleged several infractions against the rules and regulations of the University, bordering on financial improprieties and administrative misadventures.

His Interdiction is for three (3) months in the first instance, and he will be placed on half monthly salary during the period pending the determination of the allegation against him by the Joint Council and Senate Disciplinary Committee (Academic). Details of the allegations have been served him in a memo dated Thursday 30th November, 2017 with reference number LASU\REG\INT.DIS\45.

Against this background, Prof. Babatunde Solagberu, has until the allegations against him are investigated and determined, ceased to be the Provost of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (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.

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

She is to discharge the full responsibilities of the Provost, College of Medicine in accordance to the Conditions of Service Guiding Senior Staff, Lagos State University (September 2017).

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