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UNILAG Crisis: Visitation Panel Submits Report To FG

The Special Visitation Panel set up by the Federal Government to investigate the management crisis at the University of Lagos has submitted a report of its findings.

The government had set up the panel to look into the crisis rocking the university, following the removal of its Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, by the Dr. Wale Babalakin-led governing council over allegations of financial infractions and others.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who inaugurated the panel, headed by Prof. Tukur Sa’ad, had warned members against interference with the activities of UNILAG management. The panel had a two-week timeframe to complete its assignment following its inauguration on August 26, 2020.

Receiving the report on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Thursday, Adamu said the recommendations of the panel would be thoroughly scrutinised with the aim of full implementation.


“The visitor [Buhari] of the university, after due consideration of the report, will take a decision on the matter as appropriate in order to restore peace and conducive learning atmosphere in the university of Lagos and the university system as a whole,” the minister said.

The Chairman of the panel, Professor Tukur Sa’ad, said the submitted report suggested solutions to bring an end to the university’s management crisis.

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