November 24, 2020

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UNILAG: Babalakin raises objection on inclusion in council dissolution

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Our Reporter

A former Chairman, Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr. Wale Babalakin has expressed disapproval on the inclusion of his name in dissolution of the council of University of Lagos as announced last week Thursday by the Federal Ministry of Education.

Babalakin in a letter dated Monday, November 16, 2020, signed by the Group Corporate Affairs Manager, Resort International and his Media Adviser, Mikail Mumuni, addressed to the Ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ben-Bem Goong, contested that the Council that was dissolved could not have been the one he chaired as he (Babalakin)had resigned his appointment earlier on September 17, 2020.

The letter which was made available to the press Tuesday again dared that dropping Babalakin’s name in the press release issued by Goong was an error.

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Mumuni summed up that last week’s purported dissolution came not less than two months after Dr. Babalakin’s resignation was publicly announced and when the press release was issued.

“If there was any Council to be dissolved at all, it must have been the one chaired by Mr. John Momoh”, Babalakin countered in the letter, which the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry was copied.

Recall that the Federal Ministry of Education had last week in its press release titled: Announcement of Dissolution of the Governing Council of the University of Lagos, stated: “Mr. President after careful review of the report has approved all the recommendations of the Panel”.