Lagos – The Joint Action Committee (JAC), Lagos State University (LASU) on Thursday declared seven-days prayer and fasting to end the tenure of the incumbent Vice-chancellor of the institution, Prof. John Obafunwa.
This is contained in a schedule entitled, “Timetable of Activities to Ward-Off Evil in LASU: Exit of Machiavelli’’, signed by JAC, LASU and made available in Lagos.
The tenure of Obafunwa ends on Oct. 31.
The schedule disclosed that a church service would be held on Oct. 25 at the Chapel of Light, while there would be a 7-day prayer and fasting programme that would commence on Oct. 26.
The timetable said that a joint press conference would be held on Oct. 27 and there would also be a Symposium on Oct. 28.
It said the topics for the Symposium would be “The Statute and Conditions of Service in an Ideal University’’ and “The Academic Freedom and University Autonomy’’.
According the timetable, a traditional service featuring all forms of traditions, ranging from Masquarqde, Igunnu, Eyo and others would hold on Oct. 29 at the Freedom Square at LASU, Ojo campus.
The timetable stated that there would be a prayer session after Jumat Service on Oct. 30, and on Nov. 2, LASU Independence Day Festivities and Funfair would be held.
Meanwhile, as at the time of this report, a banner at the Badagry and Iba gates of LASU, Ojo campus reads: “Count Down, Nine days to go, The End of Evil at Sight’’.
The leadership of the various staff unions in the university had dissociated themselves from the banner, claiming it might be the handiwork of some concerned LASU community members.
A source from the university’s’ Registrar’s Office, who preferred anonymity also disclosed to NAN that the unit had started receiving applications for the post of the Vice-Chancellor.
The source said the applications were in response to the advertisement by the newly inaugurated Governing Council of the school as the tenure of the Vice-Chancellor draws near.