In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 22nd, August, 2020

Buhari Asks Babalakin, Ogundipe To Step Apart

Buhari Asks Babalakin, Ogundipe To Step Aside

UNILAG crisis

Wale Babalakin

In line with PREMIUM TIMES, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the pro-chancellor and the embattled vice-chancellor of the College of Lagos to step apart whereas a particular panel investigates the disaster rocking the college.

The publicist of the ministry of training, Ben Goong, confirmed this to PREMIUM TIMES Friday.

The particular visitation panel arrange by the president is predicted to submit its report inside two weeks, Mr Goong mentioned.

The president additionally directed the Senate of the varsity to convene to appoint an performing vice-chancellor type amongst its members for the affirmation of the college’s council, state-owned NTA reported.

The interim head is predicted to behave till the federal government reaches a decision.

Following the controversial sacking of the ‘incumbent vice-chancellor’ of the College of Lagos, Olawatoyin Ogundipe, the college has been locked in a management quagmire.

The council led by pro-chancellor Wale Babalakin had accused Mr Ogundipe of mismanagement of funds, a foundation for which he was sacked and Theophilus Soyombo appointed performing vice chancellor.

Displeased concerning the transfer, Mr Ogundipe filed a case on the Lagos Industrial Court docket urging the courtroom to nullify and put aside his purported removing.

His counsel, Ebunolu Adegboruwa, nevertheless, later informed PREMIUM TIMES on Friday that the case had been withdrawn.


“Certainly, upon detailed session with all stakeholders and his supporters in and outdoors the College, Professor Ogundipe directed his legal professionals to file a discover of discontinuance of the swimsuit and this has been executed on August 21, 2020,”
he mentioned.


“That is to defer to the authority of the president because the customer of the College as Professor Ogundipe has sufficient time to problem his purported removing.”

The president, who’s the customer of the college, has subsequently appointed a seven-member committee to research the controversies within the college.

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Members of the panel embody Tukur Sa’advert as chairman, Victor Onuoha, Ikenna Oyindo, Ekanem Braide, Adamu Ok. Usman, Jimoh Bankole and Grace Ekanem, NTA reported.

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