FG Suspends Babalakin As UNILAG Pro-Chancellor, Sets Up Probe Panel

The Federal Government has directed the Wale Babalakin, pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council of the University of Lagos, Wale Babalakin,  to recuse himself from official duties relating to the institution.

 The Spokesperson for the ministry of education Ben Goong made this known in a statement on Friday.

Goong said the sacked vice-chancellor,  Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has also been directed to recuse himself as vice-chancellor, adding that a panel has been set up to probe the crisis rocking UNILAG.

The governing council had removed Ogundipe over alleged financial misappropriation and abuse of office.

This has generated a  lot of controversies as the VC said his removal did not follow due process.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted a  seven-man visitation panel to the University of Lagos in his capacity as the Visitor to the university.

Members of the panel are Prof  Tukur Sa’ad (Chairman),  Barr Victor Onuoha (member),  Prof Ikenna Oyindo ( member ), Prof Ekanem Braide ( member),  Prof Adamu Usman (member),  Chief Jimoh Bankole (member) and Barr Grace Ekanem (secretary).

The  Visitation Panel  is to look into the crisis in the university.

In a news report monitored on NTA Network news on Friday, August 21, 2020, the President said the  Panel is to submit its report within two weeks, adding that the Senate should convene urgently and appoint an Acting Vice-Chancellor.

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