President Buhari Appoints John Momoh as Acting Chairman of UNILAG Governing Council

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The federal government has appointed the Chairman and CEO of Channels television, Dr. John Momoh, as acting chairman of the governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

Momoh, who is the president of UNILAG alumni association, has been a member of the council as a representative of the association.

His appointment follows the removal of lawyer and businessman, Wale Babalakin, from the position over the leadership crisis in the university.

His appointment is contained in a letter signed by Sonny Echono, permanent secretary of the federal ministry of education, and dated August 21.

In the letter referenced FME/PS/606/C.I/III/129 and titled “Emergency Meeting of the Governing Council of University of Lagos”, Momoh was directed to “consider and, if found suitable, approve the senate nomination of the acting vice-chancellor” for the university.

“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,” the letter read.

“You are to also submit a report on the decision of the council to the visitor through the honourable minister of education immediately thereafter.”

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