UNILAG Governing Council not dissolved, Babalakin writes FG

Written by on November 17, 2020

A former Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), has faulted the claim by the Federal Government that the Governing Council chaired by him was dissolved following the crisis in the institution which led to the sacking and reinstatement of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.

While advising the government to update its records because of “an obvious error”, Babalakin said the governing council which was dissolved could not have been the one headed by him since he had resigned two months ago and an acting chairman already appointed.

Babalakin had in his resignation letter dated September 2020 to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Dama entitled: ‘Letter of resignation’, said there were too many vested interests in UNILAG case, who were not approaching the issues objectively.

The resignation came a few hours after the Special Visitation Panel headed by Prof. Tukur Sa’ad submitted its report to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.

Babalakin in a letter by his Media Adviser and Group Corporate Affairs Manager, Resort International Limited, Mikail Mumuni, was reacting to a statement issued last Wednesday by the Director of Press and Public Relations in the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong.

Babalakin’s letter dated November 16, 2020 was obtained by journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.

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