Babalakin Resigns As UNILAG Pro- Chancellor

By Sunday Akintoye

The Pro-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Wale Babalakin, has tendered his resignation.

This followed the alleged disagreement with the federal government’s visitation panel sent to the university.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was recently replaced with media mogul, john momoh.Babalakin said there were too many vested interests in the UNILAG leadership issue.

His letter of resignation was addressed to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and copied to President Muhammadu Buhari.

He thanked Buhari for giving him the opportunity to serve as the Pro-Chancellor from May 2017.Babalakin noted that recent events in the institution led to his exit.

He stated that all federal government representatives who are the independent members on the Governing Council voted for the Vice-Chancellor’s removal.

The SAN faulted the terms of reference of the committee, noting that they were set to achieve a predetermined agenda.

Babalakin insisted that the membership of the panel was inappropriate.

“How can a committee of Vice-Chancellors determine the culpability or otherwise of the actions of a Pro-Chancellor and a Governing Council?” he asked

Sunday Akintoye

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