President Muhammadu Buhari has set up a Special Visitation Panel to look into the crisis at the University of Lagos, UNILAG and submit a report of their recommendations within two weeks.
The president also asked the Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of Council of the University of Lagos, Dr Wale Babalakin and the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe to recuse themselves from official duties, pending the outcome of the Special Visitation Panel.
Buhari also directed the Senate of the University to immediately convene to nominate an acting Vice-Chancellor from amongst its members for confirmation by the Governing Council to oversee the affairs of the university pending Government’s decision.
It would be recalled that Unilag’s Governing Council, headed by Babalakin removed Ogundipe at its meeting in Abuja on Aug. 12, over allegations of infractions and gross misconduct.
The council, however, appointed Prof. Theophilus Omololu Soyombo of the Faculty of Social Sciences as the Acting Vice-Chancellor.