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Prof. Folasade Ogunsola Emerges UNILAG Acting Vice-Chancellor

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Prof. Folasade Ogunsola Emerges UNILAG Acting Vice-Chancellor

The Senate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Monday elected, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.

She was elected at an emergency senate meeting held today at the institution’s auditorium.

Operatives of the Sabo Police Station provided security during the meeting.

Ogunsola, a Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services) polled 135 votes compared to Prof. Ben Oghojafor’s 31 votes.

It was gathered one vote was declared void.

A total of 167 Professors were at the Senate meeting.

Oghojafor is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Management Services.

Ogunsola was the first woman to be the Provost College of Medicine University of Lagos before she became DVC.

Naija News recalls that President Buhari had asked the embattled and sacked Vice-Chancellor UNILAG, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe to step aside.

Buhari also directed the Pro-Chancellor of the institution, Dr. Wale Babalakin to recuse himself from official duties.

The president constituted a special visitation panel to look into the ongoing crisis in UNILAG

The panel was given two weeks to submit its report.

The panel is to be chaired by former vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Tukur Sa’ad.

Mr. Sa’ad, a professor, was in office between 2002 and 2007 and was also a resident electoral commissioner in Borno State.

President Buhari directed the senate of the university to convene and nominate an acting vice-chancellor from among its members for the confirmation by the university council.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.