The authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) yesterday warned students of the institution to abide by the rules and regulations guiding the entire community or face sanctions.
The assistant registrar, Information, Mr King Robert Emukpoeruo, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
He said the warning became imperative following the fire which engulfed Room 8012 of the Madam Tinubu female hall of residence in the institution on Sunday.
Emukpoeruo said that the incident was largely due to negligence on the part of students who attempted to use appliances that were not allowed in the rooms.
“UNILAG has a holistic law guiding all students’ activities on campus, halls of residence inclusive.
“The safety of lives and property here, aside conducive teaching and learning environment, is key to the management of this institution.
“We expect the rules and regulations to be adhered to strictly, in order to maintain the standard that has been set and established by the institution.
“That is why the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, before now, had taken time to constitute a Students Disciplinary Committee to pay particular attention and always look into students’ disciplinary issues.
“It may interest you to know that this committee has since commenced work.
“With this current issue on ground, I can assure you that no stone will be left unturned to get to the bottom of this and get those culpable severely punished,” he said.