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The Lagos State University has suspended the Provost of the LASU College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja , Prof. Babatunde Solagberu, over alleged financial and administrative improprieties with effect from Nov. 30.

This is contained in the University’s official bulletin made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos.

The bulletin said the management approved that Solagberu be placed on `immediate interdiction’ for three months with half salary.

It said Solagberu`s suspension was connected to alleged several infractions against the rules and regulations of the university bordering on financial improprieties and administrative misadventures.

“His interdiction is for three months in the first instance, and will be on half monthly salary during the period pending the determination of the allegation against him by the Joint Council and Senate Disciplinary Committee (Academic).

” Against this background, Prof. Solagberu, has until the allegations against him are investigated and determined, ceased to be the Provost of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), ” it said .

The bulletin said that Solagberu was forbidden to carry out any official duty, either as Provost or member of staff of the College during the period of his interdiction.

The University also forbade the Provost from visiting the premises except with the express permission of the Registrar.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Provost, Prof. Anthonia Ogbera of the Department of Medicine, has been appointed the Acting Provost with effect from Nov 30. (NAN)

"Every year, approximately 60,000 young children end up in the emergency room due to accidental medicine ingestions," said Dan Budnitz, Director of the Medication Safety Program at CDC and coordinator of the CDC-led PROTECT Initiative, which focuses on children's medication safety. "Parents want to keep their children safe, and it is important to take action and practice safe medicine storage to prevent future visits to the emergency room, during an active cold and flu season and year-round."

A 2017 Safe Kids Worldwide report shows that almost half of parents believe it's okay to keep medicines visible on the kitchen counter or another handy location between doses when a child is sick. The report also shows that although most parents know what to do to protect kids from accidental medicine ingestions, that knowledge doesn't always translate into action.

"It is important not to underestimate a child's ability to get into medicines left within reach," said Torine Creppy, Interim President at Safe Kids Worldwide. "As medicine use increases during cold and flu season, it is critical that parents place caution ahead of convenience and store medicines out of reach and sight every time—even between doses."

The CDC, Safe Kids Worldwide, and Up and Away urge parents to follow these tips to keep their children safe:

Additional resources on safe medicine storage are available at.

About Up and Away
Up and Away and Out of Sight is an educational campaign to remind families about the importance of safe medicine storage around young children. It is an initiative of PROTECT in partnership with the CDC and the CHPA Educational Foundation. For more information, visit UpandAway.

About Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to prevent childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the U.S. and with partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since 1988, Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 60 percent. Working together, we can do much more for kids everywhere.