The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal has advised the protesting members of the Non- Academic Staff Union (NASU) of Lagos State Polytechnic to approach the court in seeking justice if they think the Lagos State Executive Council’s decision on the implementation of CONTISS 15 Migration was wrongly implemented.
The Commissioner who was represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkanah during the peace meeting that was held between the Polytechnic management and the Union at the Police Headquarters, Lagos Command on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, told the protesting Union not to jeopardise the peace that the Lagos state is currently enjoying, but seek redress at the court if it feels unjustly treated.
Though academic activities are going on smoothly on the campuses of the Polytechnic, the state Commissioner of Police charged the duo of Area ‘N’ Commandant and the DPO of Shagamu Road Police Station to take all necessary steps in ensuring that normalcy returns to the Institution and that no staff of the Institution should be molested or attacked for performing his or her official tasks.
The Management team led by the Rector, Mr Oluyinka Samuel Sogunro reiterated that the Polytechnic acted on the Lagos State Executive Council’s directive in line with the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) policy document.
Speaking during the meeting, the Rector said; “in order to pave way for the outstanding promotions and annual increments for 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 appraisal years, the staff through the Polytechnic Governing council appealed to the Lagos State Government for the withdrawal of the court case earlier filed to restrain the Unions from disrupting academic activities of the Polytechnic. Lagos State Government on compassionate grounds discontinued the case and consequently, the case was dismissed by the National Industrial Court.”
Others present at the peace meeting were: CSP Vera Ameh-Akpa, Officer in Charge of Special Investigation Bureau, ACP Ayo Sonubi, Area Commandant of Area N, DPO, Shagamu road, Adekunle Omisakin and Principal Officers of the Polytechnic.