The Lagos State PDP opines that it has now come to a conclusion that the Governor Fashola led ACN administration in the state is a highly celebrated disgrace and cautioned that unless the trend is halted immediately, the promotion of mediocrity in the state will unavoidably disrupt actual developments in the State.
The Party’s position is coming on the heels of the 2200 days celebration of the Fashola Administration on the campus of lagos state University.
According to the party, lagos tax payers money was used to mobilise the students and notable lagosians into the university Hall, only for the State governor to dwell more on rhetoric than presenting an actual score card of his administration’s 2200 days in office.
“Governor fashola eventually only took his party’s Campaigns into the university when he resulted to self Eulogy and reading out speculative Pseudo plans for the students, rather than showcasing at least one great achievement for the students in the last 2200 days of his administration”
The party says it is rather appalling that the State Governor could move the highly criticised 100 days in Office celebration into the university, their by
Disturbing students lectures and also exposing the young students to the culture of impunity and brazen characters. This is especially as the issue of the University’s increased tuition fees is still pending before the State’s House of Assembly, whereas the Governor is already enforcing collection of the controversial fees.
In the opinion of the party, “Governor Fashola ought to have used the opportunity of being in the University to apologise to the students for the inadequacies in the school and direct an immediate reversal of the increment in tuition fees, rather the Governor used the State’s resources to mobilise into the university campus only to blackmail the students to invent a made in nigeria product, when himself has not laid down any motivating academic environment for such success in the University”.
For sake of Clarity and under the Governor Fashola Administration:- LASU has become the most expensive government University in the country, whether State or Federal, with students now paying as much as 375,000 Naira per session. This ranks the State University as expensive like many expensive private Universities; The University does not have Hostel to accommodate the students. A lacunae that has contributed to the unfortunate killing of several Students whilst on their ways home after late lectures; The University is now faced with increased insecurity within and around its vicinity; The LAW course, erstwhile pride of the University was de-accredited in the University; There has been mass exodus of great lecturers to other Universities; The University staff school has been put up for sale, an indication that the whole University is about to be privatised!
The PDP finally submits that it is also worried because the LASU students have a long term culture of rejecting mediocrity and the fact that the Governor held the “celebration” on the LASU campus and at this time without any opposition, especially intellectually, confirms that the Fashola led ACN government in the State may have eventually coerced and or destroyed the psyche of students in d state.
I think the issue of the school fees should be looked into. In that regard,in my opinion, this administration has failed! Another major failure in the state is the poor states of the roads. Take the badagry exp. Way, for instance. You may say work is going on there but before that work started,that road has been a major problem for people residing in that area. People trek from as as close as under bridge,near trade fair to as far as okoko…on a daily basis! Don’t tell me the Governor does not know anything about this!