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UNILAG’s Crisis: Acting VC Steps Down After 10 Days In Office

 

The acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Omololu Soyombo, has stepped down, following the Federal Government’s directive to the school’s Senate to nominate an acting VC.

He announced this via a statement where he explained that it was necessary he stepped down due to the new Federal Government’s directive to the Senate of the institution.

The statement reads as follows: “The news of the setting up of a Special Visitation Panel to the University of Lagos by the Federal Government was received in the evening of Friday, 21st August 2020.

“The government also directed the University Senate to nominate an Acting Vice-Chancellor for the University, for confirmation by the Governing Council. With this, I am stepping down, with immediate effect, as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University.

“I wish to express my sincere appreciation to all members of staff and our dear students, the staff unions, alumni and the general public for their wonderful support and cooperation in the past 10 days since my appointment as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University on 12th August 2020. As I noted in my address to a cross-section of staff on 19th August 2020, I accepted the offer to serve as a call to service, with the objective of restoring peace and stability in the university. It is my prayer that the peace and stability that we so much need and desire at this time be restored very quickly so that the University of Lagos can continue to march on as the University of First Choice and the Nation’s Pride.”

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