Dr. Wale Babalakin Resigns Amidst Crisis In The University, the Pro-chancellor and chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Lagos Dr. Wale Babalakin have resigned from his office following the power tussle that had culminated in the removal of the Vice-chancellor. His resignation was confirmed by his media aide, Mr. Mikail Mumuni.
Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), had gone into a squabble with Vice-Chancellor Prof. Toyin Ogundipe following which he orchestrated the removal on the Vice-chancellor.
The federal government afterward reversed the removal asking both officeholders to vacate their offices, pending the outcome of a visitation panel. An alleged disagreement emerged with the federal government on the Visitation Panel sent to the university. Prompting the resignation of the Pro chancellor.
This was coming as the Special Visitation Panel set up by the federal government to look into the crisis at the university, yesterday submitted a report of its finding
He further accused the visitation panel to UNILAG of bias, saying that there were too many vested interests in the UNILAG crisis, who were not approaching the issues objectively.
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who inaugurated the panel, headed by Prof. Tukur Sa’ad, received the report on behalf of the federal government in Abuja.
He said the recommendations of the panel would be thoroughly scrutinized with the aim of full implementation.
The minister of education Adamu said: “I am very happy to learn that the panel worked very hard within the two-weeks given to it in order to arrive at recommendations which I hope will assist the visitor in making an informed decision to solve the lingering crisis.
“It is my hope that the panel directs all officials and all stakeholders who are supposed to contribute towards the resolution of the crisis in the course of his assignment in order to have a fair balance of issue at hand.
“The visitor of the university after due consideration of this report will take a decision on the matter as appropriate in order to resolve the crisis and produce a learning atmosphere at the University of Lagos and the university system as a whole.”
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The resignation came hours after the Visitation Panel headed by Prof. Tukur submitted its report to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
The Pro Chancellor’s resignation dated September 2020 was addressed to Adamu and entitled: ‘Letter of resignation’, said there were too many vested interests in the UNILAG case, who were not approaching the issues objectively.
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He also added that the visitation panel was created to exonerate the Vice-Chancellor and implicate the Pro-Chancellor.
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