UNILAG elects Ogunsola as new acting VC

UNILAG’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development Services, Folasade Ogunsola, has now been appointed as its new acting Vice-Chancellor on Monday, August 24, 2020.⁣

The university has been rocked by a leadership crisis that saw Oluwatoyin Ogundipe removed as VC and Omololu Soyombo announced as his replacement.⁣

Ogundipe, accused of alleged misappropriation, rejected his removal and was backed by the university’s unions, alumni association and Senate who said due process was not followed.⁣

President Muhammadu Buhari, in his capacity as the university’s visitor, last week asked Ogundipe and Soyombo to step aside while a special panel investigates the crisis.⁣
He also directed the Senate to convene to nominate an acting VC from among its members for the confirmation of the university’s council.⁣
Ogunsola won the election when the Senate convened on Monday, as she polled 135 votes to defeat the institution’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Management Services, Ben Ogbojafor, who polled 31 votes.⁣
“Electing me the acting Vice-Chancellor at such time the university is going through so much is a big task, but it is a task for all of us, and I appeal to you to help rewrite the story of this great university for good,” Ogunsola was quoted as saying after her election, according to Premium Times.⁣
The special visitation panel set up by the president is chaired by Tukur Sa’ad, and includes Victor Onuoha, Ikenna Oyindo, Ekanem Braide, Adamu Usman, Jimoh Bankole, and Grace Ekanem (Secretary).⁣
The panel will be inaugurated by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Wednesday, August 26, and is expected to submit its report within two weeks.⁣

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