Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Chief Executive Officer, Channels Television, John Momoh as the acting Chairman, Governing Council of the University of Lagos, UNILAG.
According to a letter issued on 21 August, 2020 and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, Momoh is to convene an emergency council meeting with a view to approving the nomination of the Acting Vice-Chancellor for the university.

The letter was titled:

“Emergency Meeting of the Governing Council of University of Lagos” with reference number FME/PS/606/C.1/III/129.

The letter asked Momoh to convene an emergency meeting of the governing council to consider and, if found suitable, approve the Senate’s 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,” the letter obtained by The Punch said.

A spokesman for the Minister of Education, Mr. Ben Gong, also confirmed the authenticity of the letter, saying: “The letter is authentic. It was approved by the visitor (Buhari).”


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