UNILAG crises: Babalakin, ASUU appear before visitation panel

UNILAG crises: Babalakin, ASUU appear before visitation panel

- Wale Babalakin has appeared before UNILAG visitation panel to state his own side of things

- Also, the panel will receive the institution's ASUU later in the day

- Meanwhile, the suspended VC had appeared before the panel on Monday

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Following his suspension by the Buhari presidency, the controversial governing council chairman of the University of Lagos Wale Babalakin has appeared before the special visitation panel.

The panel was set up by the Nigerian presidency to investigate the crises consuming the institution.

Also, by 2pm, the panel which is sitting at the Council Chambers of the university will receive the UNILAG branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

They will be expected to state their side of events.

According to The Nation, former registrar of the university, Olurotimi Shodimu, has also been seen at the Council Chambers.

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However, the suspended vice-chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe appeared before the panel on August 31.

Recall that the education ministry directed Babalakin and Ogundipe to recuse themselves from their official duties until the panel concludes its probe.

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Babalakin, ASUU appear before UNILAG visitation panel

Babalakin has appeared before UNILAG visitation panel to state his own side of things.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had no interest in the UNILAG crisis.

The disclosure was made by Mallam Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, at the inauguration ceremony of the special Presidential Visitation Panel to the university as constituted and approved by the Nigerian leader.

The minister insisted that due process was reportedly not followed in the removal and appointment of the institution's vice-chancellor and acting vice-chancellor respectively.

Legit.ng had also reported that Buhari's suspension of Wale Babalakin, the pro-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and its embattled vice-chancellor, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, brewed some reactions from the nation's academic circle.

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One of those groups that aired its response to the president's decision was the UNILAG chapter of ASUU.

Dele Ashiru, the chairman of the branch, said that the president's timely move will help in resolving the school's leadership crisis, especially because of the independent panel which he set up on Friday, August 21.

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