President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Chairman and CEO of Channels TV, John Momoh, as the acting chairman of the governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
He made the appointment known in a letter addressed to Momoh dated August 21, 2020, and signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono.
Recall that Mr Momoh’s appointment follows the removal of the former chairman of the governing council, Wale Babalakin, from the position over the leadership crisis in the university.
Mr Momoh, who is the president of the institution’s alumni association, has been a member of the council representing the association.
According to the letter, Mr Momoh was directed to convene an emergency meeting of the council to “consider and, if found suitable, approve the senate nomination of the acting Vice-Chancellor for University of Lagos, in line with the enabling Act.”
The letter which is referenced; FME/PS/606/C.I/III/129, is titled; “Emergency Meeting of the Governing Council of University of Lagos.”
It further reads in part; “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 directive.
“You are to also submit a report on the decision of the council to the visitor through the honourable minister of education immediately thereafter.”
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the emergency governing council meeting will hold today (Tuesday) ahead of Wednesday’s planned inauguration of the visitation panel to the university, which was set up by President Buhari.