Buhari Suspends UNILAG Pro-Chancellor, Wale Babalakin

The president as the Vistor of the university announced the suspension of the Vice Chancellor of the University Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe who controversially removed by the Babalakin led Governing Council of the university.

Wale Babalakin / Photo credit: guardian.ng
Wale Babalakin / Photo credit: guardian.ng

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Dr. Wale Babalakin, the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, setting up a seven-man Visitation Panel to investigate the crisis in the university.

The president as the Vistor of the university announced the suspension of the Vice Chancellor of the University Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe who controversially removed by the Babalakin led Governing Council of the university.

READ ALSO: Governing Council Sacks UNILAG VC, Professor Ogundipe

The president called on the Senate of UNILAG to appoint an acting Vice Chancellor, effectively sacking Prof Theophilus Soyombo, who appointed by the Governing Council in acting capacity after Ogundipe was sacked by the Babalakin led council last week.

The Visitation Panel is to submit its report within two weeks.

READ ALSO: UNILAG Governing Council Appoints Prof. Soyombo Acting Vice Chancellor

Members of the panel include Tukur Sa’ad as chairman, Victor Onuoha, Ikenna Oyindo, Ekanem Braide, Adamu K. Usman, Jimoh Bankole and Grace Ekanem, NTA reported.

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