There have been circulating reports that the University of Lagos invited the frontline of NURTW, Lagos chapter, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo as a ‘Special Guest’ at a seminar inside the University.
In reaction to these reports, a good number of Nigerian on social media have condemned the University for inviting an individual with such reputation, regardless of his achievements and knowledge on certain things.
The University has taken it upon itself to clear the air and let people know what really happened out there, rather than hearsay tarnishing the reputation of the prestigious institution.
In a statement signed by the Principal Assistant Registrar, Mrs. C. Taiwo Oloyede, the University claimed ‘Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya (MC Oluomo) was one of those to be invited, which informed the draft banner with his picture and the approved banner did not have Alhaji Akinsanya as an invited guest, neither did he attend the event.’
See the picture of the approved banner
Read the full statement
The Management of the University of Lagos hereby notifies parents, guardians and other stakeholders of the University that it is aware of the event to which the Lagos State Caretaker Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Musiliu Akinsanya, was allegedly invited.
The event was a Colloquium on “Transport Efficiency: Employing Lagos Terrain Alternatives.” organised by the National Association of Geography Students (NAGS) on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Relevant stakeholders in the transport sector invited to the event were: Arc. Abiodun Dabiri, MD, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA); Engr. Ibrahim Alhassan, Chairman, Nigerian Railway Corporation; Dr. Olusegun Spencer, Director, Amalgamated Mega-City Transport; Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, MD, Lagos Waterways Authority; Dr. Adewale Sanni, Station Manager, Lufthansa and Dr. Charles Asenime, LASU School of Transport, PG Coordinator.
Although, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya (MC Oluomo) was one of those to be invited, which informed the draft banner with his picture, currently trending on social media; the approved banner did not have Alhaji Akinsanya as an invited guest, neither did he attend the event.
For the record, events are organised on campus to expose students to current trends in the academia and industries. During such events, experts and relevant stakeholders with considerable knowledge and experience on the theme of such activities are carefully selected and invited to come and share their thoughts with our students. The goal is to produce students that are locally relevant and globally competitive.
Therefore, the general public is enjoined to disregard any propaganda making the rounds on social media about the propriety of inviting a particular guest or not.
See photos from the event to corroborate the above statement.