The Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Omololu Soyombo has come out to address members of staff of the university.
He recently vowed to give their welfare top priority while saying he intends to leave the university better than he left it.
According to him, all UNILAG staff members should sheathe their swords and join him to restore the lost glory of the institution.
He added that he has lived most of his life in UNILAG as a student and later a lecturer, so he will never do anything to tarnish its image.
His words, “I thank all members of staff and our great students for your support. I have received messages from workers and students expressing solidarity with me. We cannot do it alone, we must work as a team. I see my appointment as a call to serve our great university.
“I have lived most part of my life here at UNILAG. I have been here for over 46 years. First as a student. This Is Where I bagged my degrees and I have worked for years as a lecturer and served in many capacities. I have been Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, head of Academic Planning and head of the UNILAG Consult. I have never been found wanting.
‘i am appealing to all workers whether teaching or non-teaching to cooperate with us to move our university forward. I am also a member of ASUU. I see my appointment as a call to serve UNILAG. This is a critical period in the life of our dear university and all hands must be on deck to move this place forward.
“I believe in the prudent management of resources so that we can take care of everyone, no matter how little. We are here because of our students and we are already missing them. We are working on a plan that all necessary facilities that will make them resume in a safe environment to be in place before resumption. We want a situation that our students will resume 24 hours after the government opens all universities.”