UNILAG VC Calls For Peaceful Transmission Of Power At UMA Pre-Ramadan Lecture

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Folashade Ogunshola has urged Nigerians to allow a peaceful transmission of power following the successful conduct of the 2023 General elections.

She said that they must also shun all forms of violence for the nation to remain peaceful and united.

Prof Ogunshola stated this at the 28th Pre Ramadan Lecture of the University of Lagos Muslim Alumni held within the school premises in Akoka.

The UNILAG VC commemnded UMA for years of continued support towards socio-economic development of the University.

She want Nigerians to monitor the political leaders to ensure justice and accountability adding there was also the need to review their contributions to nation building.

Prof Ogunshola noted that since she came into office, the institution had initiated various programmes adding she willl continue to ensure the development of the institution through technology.

In his lecture, Dr Muiz Banire said that any society without the rule of Law cannot achieve required transformation.

According to him, most of the political class do not know the real reason why they are given the mandate to lead in the first instance.

Speaking on National Transformation: between the responsible leaders and responsive citizenry, Muiz Banire said the failure of accountability by the leadership will lead the nation to no where.

Banire insists that justice and transparency are core values any leader must showcase to transform any society.

On his part, the second Lecturer, Sheikh Dhikirullah Shafi explained that the first leg of electoral process is election while the electorate must ensure those elected are kept on their toes.

According to him, those saddled with leadership responsibilities will render account to Allah in the hereafter.

The Islamic Scholar noted that the aspect of immunity for some public office holders is unacceptable as it only breeds corruption and injustice in the society.

UMA President, Prof Khaleed Adekoya said the group since 2002 had awarded 156 Scholarships in various categories assuring that they will continue to partner with UNILAG in improving the academic environment.

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