Nigeria Varsity Lecturers sacked for exposing corruption

Three Nigerian University lecturers have been sacked for exposing corruption in their institution, Premium Times reports.

Sacked by the Lagos State University (LASU), the institution accused them of stealing documents to expose corruption in the institution.

The university accused them of removing documents and publishing official documents without approval from the school management.

The decision to sack the lecturers was reached at the university governing council meeting that was headed by Mr. Adebayo Ninalowo.

The sacked lecturers are Anthony Dansu, Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Kinetics, Sports and Health Education; Adeolu Oyekan, Lecturer 1, Department of Philosophy, and Kemi Abodunrin-Shonibare, an associate professor, Department of African Languages, Literature and Communication Arts.

Three of the lecturers held respective positions as Secretary, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), LASU.

The LASU lecturers were accused of violating the university’s law that criminalizes having unauthorized official documents.

The university ASUU chapter in 2018 petitioned the governing council, accusing Mr. Akinwunmi Lewis, the former Registrar of fraudulently backdating the promotion of Mr. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, the University

Besides the sacked lecturers, Mr. Kehinde Coker, Lecturer 1, Department of Religions, and Mr. Olusegun Henry, Lecturer 1, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, faculty of clinical sciences at the University College of Medicine, were put to trial for allegedly selling marks to students and dereliction of duty without justification and permission from the university management.

WEST AFRICA REPORTERS (WAR) could not immediately reach out to the university management for an official response.

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