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UNILAG: FG’s Panel In Closed-door Meeting

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Members of the Federal Government visitation panel set up to probe the crisis that rocked the University of Lagos (UNILAG) held its first meeting behind-closed-doors.

Naija News reports that the visitation panel commenced its meeting at about 10 am.

The panel, which is chaired by Prof Tukur Sa’ad, has two weeks to submit its report over the purported removal of Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the Vice-Chancellor of the university.

As at press time, 21 stakeholders of UNILAG have dropped memoranda into the brown wooden box provided in front of the Council Chambers.

A letter signed by the Secretary to the Panel, Mrs Grace Ekanem, had last Thursday requested that memoranda be submitted to the panel on or before 2 pm on Monday at the Council Chambers of the University.

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 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.

He also asked that a visitation panel be set up to look into the crisis and submit its report.

Following the directive, UNILAG Senate elected Prof. Folashade Ogunsola as the institution’s acting VC.

The Professor of Medical Microbiology was voted in an interim capacity to help ease the university through its current fracas and had since been confirmed by the John Momoh-led governing 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.