ALAO, Afeez Oluwatamilore
The Student Union Senate Council convened for her 4th Ordinary sitting at the Lecture Hall B (LHB), new College of Health Sciences. The Chairman of the Senate Council and Senate President, Femi Fancy led the deliberation of the session shortly after the reading of the last sitting resolution and agenda by the Senate clerk, Mummy Prayer.
Members of the Senate sought to deliberate and debate on bills and matters bordering on transportation, academics, the Central Executive Council, welfarism, security, and hostel — the session had in attendance senators representing several faculties.
However, speaking on the issue of transportation before the meeting went into a barely two hours closed-door session, the senator representing the faculty of art, Senator Olayiwola Sheriff, in his remarks said, “at this point, we have to concentrate our attention on these issues around our campuses.” He further urged the union to conserve their duties particularly on the issue of transportation.
The bill on the Committee of Litigation submitted by the Attorney General of the Union, Mustapha Atoyebi was passed during the senate council plenary session.
SU President, Welfare directors —PS and COHS presence:
The Student Union President, Waliu Taofeek (Omoluabi), the Welfare Director for the University Permanent Site (PS), Ajayi, and the College of Health Sciences (CHOS), Okoro, spoke at the sitting — discussed the transportation issue and afterwards, Senate leader moved a motion for a closed-door session.
Speaking after the closed session, Omoluabi said, “transportation has been an ancestral problem for us, we are trying to make things work well. We hope to get more partners to ease the problem of transportation issues”
SU General Secretary, Excellent gave a bill presentation proposed for a security summit, ‘Peace and Security Summit (PASS).’ The revised Peace summit bill as submitted by the General Secretary to the Senate council for approval sprang up deliberations and reviews from senators.
According to Excellent, the summit is targeted at objectively giving the students’ populace peace and security enlightenment sequel to the rising insecurity in the country.
Moreover, Senator Abdul Azeez and a majority of other senators seek to oppose and scrap the bill presented by the SU General secretary based on a referendum.
Several other bills were moved to the next sitting, some of which is the bill proposed by the Law Reform Committee, Senator Emmanuel Oluseyi’s bill on the physically impaired students et al.