FG to subject panel’s report on UNILAG’s crisis to thorough scrutiny

By Felix Khanoba

The Federal Government has assured of fairness in the implementation of the report of seven-man special visitation panel to University of Lagos (UNILAG), saying the document would be subjected to proper scrutiny before it comes into force.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who received the report on behalf of the visitor to the University, President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja on Thursday, said such a move would bring about right decisions that will totally end the crisis in the University.

He said: “We are going to subject this report to thorough scrutiny. Because of your (panel) honour and integrity we believe this report is what we are looking for, but we will look at it so closely that if there is something we are not looking for we will tell you.”

While thanking the visitation panel for ensuring fair hearing in the discharge of its duties, Adamu said the Federal Government was ready to ensure individuals found wanting in the UNILAG’s crisis account for their deeds.

“The visitor to the University after consideration of the report will take a decision on the matter as appropriate in order to resolve the crisis and bring about a conducive learning atmosphere in the University of Lagos and the university system as a whole,” he said.

Earlier, the chairman of the visitation panel, Prof. Tukur Sa’ad, said the views and accounts of all concerned parties in the crisis as well as other stakeholders were diligently sourced in arriving at the findings.

He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for giving them the opportunity to serve, saying the recommendations would go a long way in resolving the crisis.

“We cannot divulge any content of the report but it will be significant that the Chancellor of the University, the Shehu of Borno interacted with the panel. We are happy we have completed this work and we hope the special visitation panel would have made a contribution towards resolving the problem of University of Lagos and towards preventing similar problems in all over the country,” Prof. Sa’ad said.

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