Buhari appoints John Momoh acting Chairman, UNILAG Governing Council


BON Chairman, Mr John Momoh

BON Chairman, Mr John Momoh

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.

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“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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