Update: Babalakin Resigns As UNILAG Pro-Chancellor

Wale Babalakin has resigned as pro-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG). He announced his resignation in a letter dated September 15, 2020, addressed to Adamu Adamu, minister of education weeks after he was suspended by the federal government.

Before hand, the institution's governing council removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as vice-chancellor of UNILAG over allegations of financial misappropriation and abuse of office. Ogundipe however claimed that the suspension did not follow due process and called for justice to order. 

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Following the development, the federal government had set up a panel to probe the crisis rocking the institution, and asked Babalakin and Ogundipe to recuse themselves from their respective positions, appointing John Momoh, chief executive officer of Channels TV and president of UNILAG alumni association,  as acting chairman of the governing council.

The university’s senate later elected Folasade Ogunsola, the institution’s deputy vice-chancellor for development services, as acting VC.

In his resignation notice, Babalaki rejected the composition of the visitation panel, stating that its  actions showed the probe would be unfair.

Source: The Cable

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