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UNILAG Governing Council Gets New Chairman


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Channels Television, John Momoh, has been appointed as the acting chairman of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Governing Council.

He was appointed by the institution's Visitor and President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.

In a letter dated August 21, 2020, and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, and captioned ‘Emergency Meeting of the Governing Council of University of Lagos’ with reference number FME/PS/606/C.1/III/129, John Momoh was directed to convene an emergency council meeting with a view to approving the nomination of the Acting Vice-Chancellor for the university.

The letter read in part, “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.”

It would be recalled that John Momoh who is a veteran journalist, is the President of the UNILAG Alumni Association.

Prior to this time, the UNILAG Senate had, on Monday, voted Prof. Folasade Ogunsola as the acting VC, making her the first woman to hold such a position in the school’s 58-year history.

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