The Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has ratified the appointment of Prof. Folasade Ogunsola as the institution’s Acting Vice Chancellor.
Her appointment was ratified during a virtual meeting the Council on Tuesday.
The meeting was chaired by Dr. John Momoh, who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday as interim Governing Council Chairman.
President Buhari had directed Dr. Momoh to convene an emergency meeting to ratify Ogunsola’s nomination and thereafter submit a report on the meeting.
It would be recalled that Ogunsola was elected on Monday by the university’s Senate, following the Federal Government’s directive that embattled Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, and the Council’s erstwhile chairman, Dr. Wale Babalakin, should step aside while a Special Visitation Panel it set up examines the university’s affairs.
The members of the panel are: Prof. Tukur Sa’ad (Chairman), Mr. Victor Onuoha, Prof. Ikenna Onyido, Prof. Ekanem Braide, Prof. Adamu Usman, Chief Jimoh Bankole, and Mrs. Grace Ekanem.
Ogunsola, a Professor of Clinical Microbiology, was until her appointment the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development Services).
She had competed against the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Management Sciences), Prof. Ben Oghojafor, for the position.
Prof Ogunsola is the first woman in the history of the 58-year-old institution to occupy the exalted position.