The federal government has appointed a Nigerian media mogul, Mr John Momoh, as acting chairman of the governing council of the University of Lagos UNILAG, Akoka.
Mr Momoh, who is the President of the University’s alumni association, has been a member of the council representing the association.
His appointment follows the sack of Mr Wale Babalakin, the former Chairman of the council recused of his position over the leadership crisis in the university.
In a letter addressed to the ace broadcaster dated August 21, 2020, and signed by the permanent secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, Mr Momoh was directed to convene an emergency meeting of the council to “consider and if found suitable, approve the senate nomination of the acting Vice-Chancellor for University of Lagos, in line with the enabling Act”.
The letter which is referenced; FME/PS/606/C.I/III/129, is titled; “Emergency Meeting of the Governing Council of University of Lagos”.
The letter further stated that Mr Momoh is to preside at the meeting in the absence of the substantive pro-chancellor/chairman of council who had recused himself in line with the visitor’s directive.
“You are to also submit a report on the decision of the council to the visitor through the honourable minister of education immediately thereafter”.
Meanwhile, an emergency governing council meeting will hold on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s planned inauguration of the visitation panel to the university earlier set up by the visitor, President Muhammadu Buhari.
John Momoh is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television.
Source: Voice of Nigeria