UNILAG Senate to Appoint New Acting VC Today

Aftermath the imbroglio that erupted in the University of Lagos (UNILAG), the Senate of the Institution is to appoint a new acting Vice-Chancellor on Monday, August 24.

The leadership crisis in the institution reached its crescendo when President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the two protagonist, Pro Chancellor Wale Babalakin, and Vice-Chancellor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe to step aside, while a special visitation panel has been set up to resolve the leadership tussle in the university.

As at the time of publishing this report, over 140 Professors have signed for the conveying of the emergency Senate meeting, with top of the agenda being the appointment of an acting Vice-Chancellor.

The meeting is part of the recommendation given by the Ministry of Education on Friday, August 21.

In the same vein, Professor Theophilus Omotunde Soyombo, who was appointed by the Wale Babalakin led Governing Council, has formally stepped down as the acting Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG, in what is believe to be an obedience to the directive given by president Buhari.

His stepping down came just 10 days after his appointment in an acting capacity, with report indicated that the Professor addressed workers of the institution on his first day in the saddle.

It would be recalled that Professor Toyin Ogundipe was removed as the Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG on Wednesday August 12, during a Governing council meeting in Abuja, presided over by Wale Babalakin.

His removal created a leadership faction in the institution, which needed the intervention of the Federal Government to quell the crisis.




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