The Lagos State University Alumni Association has called on the state government to appoint the best candidate for the position of vice-chancellor of the institution based largely on merit.
Retired Maj.- Gen. Cecil Esekhaigbe, National President of the Alumni Association, made this plea in a statement on Thursday in Lagos.
Esekhaigbe said that as the legitimate alumni body of the university and concerned critical stakeholder, it would not support or advocate for any candidate in particular.
“However, we are of the firm view that to sustain the institution’s lofty height, there is need to allow merit to prevail.
“Our attention has been drawn to the mischievous and clandestine actions of some individuals desirous of the subversion of the rule of law.
“They are negatively influencing the process for appointment of a substantive vice-chancellor for LASU.
“These individuals have been circulating unfounded petitions and sponsored publications with a determination to scuttle the statutory process for the appointment,” he said.
Esekhaigbe urged the general public to be wary of such individuals and disregard unfounded publications from such disgruntled groups.
He advised media houses and online publication outfits to be wary of being employed to promote misleading reports on the process for the appointment