The Federal government has appointed Channels TV boss, John Momoh, as the acting chairman of the UNILAG Governing Council.
The appointment was contained in a letter dated August 21, 2020 and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono. The letter titled, ‘Emergency Meeting of the Governing Council of University of Lagos’ with reference number FME/PS/606/C.1/III/129, asked Momoh to convene an emergency council meeting with a view to approving the nomination of the Acting Vice-Chancellor for the university.
The letter in part reads
“I am directed to request you to convene an emergency meeting of the governing council to consider and, if found suitable, approve the Senate nomination of the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos in line with the enabling Act.
“You are to preside at the meeting in the absence of the substantive pro-chancellor/chairman of council who has had to recuse himself in line with the visitor’s directives.
“You are to also submit a report on the decision of the council to the visitor through the honourable minister of education immediately thereafter.”
Momoh is the President of the UNILAG Alumni Association.
The University was thrown into crisis earlier this month after the Wale Babalakin-led governing council of the institution sacked the embattled Vice-Chancellor of the school, Professor Toyin Ogundipe. The Federal government over the weekend, asked Babalakin and Ogundipe to step aside immediately.
On Monday, August 24, the University’s senate elected Professor Folasade Ogunsola, as its acting Vice-Chancellor.