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JUST IN: Another UNILAG Governing Council member resigns

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Another member of the Governing Council of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Bayo Adaralegbe, has resigned his appointment.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that this follows the resignation of Wale Babalakin (SAN) as Pro-Chancellor of the institution 24 hours ago.

Adaralegbe tendered his resignation letter dated September 18, 2020, to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, entitled, ‘Resignation from the Governing Council of UNILAG’.

According to the letter, the scholar noted that his continued stay on the Governing Council of UNILAG would be “a serious dishonor and desecration” of the memory of his father, Prof. Adeniji Adaralegbe.

The letter read in part, “I wish to inform you of my resignation from the Governing Council of the University of Lagos with immediate effect.

“I was inaugurated along with other Federal government appointees on April 6, 2017. In that period, Babalakin provided very strong moral leadership as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council.

“He kept scrupulously to the promise he made at our maiden Council meeting not to bid for, or be awarded contracts from the University. He actually did more.

“Those of us Federal Government appointees followed his strong moral leadership. Aside from a Samsung telephone set, an Ipad device, and the sum of N60,000.00 as sitting allowance per meeting, I did not in any way benefit materially, directly or through third parties from the University of Lagos, certainly a rarity by today’s Nigerian standard (unless of course one wants to add the admission of a few candidates that I requested from the University management).

“They have even turned my position on the Council as propaganda material, claiming that I lied about my state of origin in order to get appointed. My association with Dr Babalakin since 1991, something that I am incredibly proud of, and which is very common knowledge, has also been weaponised by these people.

“Recent developments have, unfortunately, made my continued stay on the Governing Council of UNILAG very untenable.”

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