MARCH 21, 2016 ⁄ ULSUSLC
Find below the resolutions passed at the Fifth sitting of the Students’ Legislative Council which was held on the 11 of March, 2016 at the Parliament Building, University of Lagos:
1. APPROVAL OF ULSU BUDGET
As a constitutional duty of the Students’ Legislative Council of the University of Lagos Students’ Union, stated in article 4, section 4(d) of the Union’s constitution, stating that the SLC: shall debate, scrutinize, consider and approve any budget or part(s) as presented to it by ULSU Executive Council – no money shall be spent by the ULSU Executive Council without approval of the SLC. The Students’ Legislative Council, after scrutinizing and debating on the budget, resolved to approve parts of the ULSU budget as presented by the ULSU Executive Council and in getting a compromise after long hours, the house agreed to the approval of a total sum of 4,137,240 million naira for the first part of the ULSU budget.
The house will go on with the approval of the supplementary budget presented by the ULSU Executive Council at a later date of sitting.
2. ACADEMIC ISSUES
The Students’ Legislative Council deliberated on the different academic issues of students in the university varying from missing results to issues with GST examinations results in College of Medicine. After much deliberation at the Hallowed Chamber, the house decided to write to the Vice President I to get resolves on the academic issues of students and report to the In-house committee on academics under 72 hours of notice from the house and a broadcast message will be sent to the students in respect to the issue.
3. LIFT OF BAN ON THE UNION’S ACCOUNTS
The house went into hours of debates on the need to lift the ban on all of the union’s accounts in order for work to continue smoothly in the union. After many deliberations and motion for the lift of the ban, without any counter motion, the Speaker of the House; Rt. Hon, Adeonipekun Adeyanju Oluyomi approved the motion to remove the embargo on all the union’s accounts with immediate effect as soon as a notice is sent to the banks from the Students’ Legislative Council.
4. EMERGENCY SERVICE
Several observations on the need for ambulance service in the university were raised at the sitting of the Second Assembly, calling for the provision of the quick emergency response in the University at some strategic points in the school such as; Education region and New Hall region considering that other regions are close to Medical Centre. Hence, the house, further agreed to get the mobile details of the Medical Centre and other members of the medical team of the University through the Welfare Secretary I. These mobile details will made available to all Hall Presidents and Faculty Presidents so as to curtail emergency cases in the school.
5. ULSU TASK FORCE
There have been reports coming to the house about students employed to collect monies from people at the entrance of the Students’ Union Building for different reasons, and on this note, the house has approved to writing to the President and Welfare Secretary of the union on the issue of collection of money from people into the Students’ Union Building asking for clarification on ‘Task Force’ and money collection from students and shop customers.
6. UNILAG MARATHON
An observations was raised to the house as in the event; Unilag Marathon, noting that the coordinator of the event was changed from Sports Secretary to Welfare Secretary II; thereby raising issues of who is to lead the campaign for the event and also the purported sales of forms for the event. On this issue, the house resolved to make the In-house committee on Sports carry out investigation about the sales of forms and the programme coordination to avoid breach of the constitution. The house would further take a decision after the investigation by the committee.
7. REGULATION OF SACHET WATER PRICE
The price of sachet water in the university is high and vendors are beginning to extort students. The house unanimously agreed that there will be a strict check on vendors and butteries who engage in such act of extortion. The Speaker of the house approved that adherent would be made to the issue of sachet water in the school as the stipulated price in which Unilag Water agreed to sell out is at 120 naira for a bag of sachet water while a single sachet nylon water would be sold at the rate of 10 each and 3 sachets for 20 naira. The house will further notify the Welfare Secretary I to investigate on the drop in price of pure water outside the university environment to enable a drop in price of sachet water on campus.
For: Students’ Legislative Council
Popoola, Olamilekan Israel
CLERK OF THE PARLIAMENT
Students’ Affairs Division
Hon. Comr. Wale Langa
Hon Lawal Abiola
Hon Aroyewun Adeleke
(Honourables representing F.aculty of Law).