Medical Associations in Lagos State have appealed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to urgently announce any of the three finalists as the ninth Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).
This is contained in a statement jointly issued by leaders of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Lagos; Medical Guild, and Medical and Dental Consultants Association (MDCAN), LASUTH Chapter.
It was signed by Adetunji Adenekan, NMA Chairman; Oluwajimi Sodipo, Medical Guild Chairman, and Mumuni Amisu of MDCAN.
They jointly said: “We do not have any reason to believe that the previous selection process of ninth Vice-Chancellor for LASU was not rigorous or not in compliance with the laid down procedures and the extant laws of the university.
“We appeal that any one of the three finalists in the second selection process is announced by Mr. Governor without further delay.
“They all have what it takes to put the university in the path of unrivaled progress and excellence in its three core mandates of teaching, research, and community service.
“We are afraid that political interference and the seemingly apparent discrimination against the medical profession and established medical education in Nigeria, may derail the university system.
“This will send a message to all clinical lecturers in the College of Medicine in general as unwanted members of the university community and to the selected Professors of Clinical Medicine in the university specifically.
“It will look as being perceived as second-rate academics in LASU despite proving their mettle by coming top in the interviews conducted.”