UNILAG Crisis: VC meets Perm Sec in Abuja

University of Lagos (UNILAG) Vice Chancellor of the Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe was at the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) Abuja yesterday. It was over the crisis between the institutions management and the Government Council over alleged financial misappropriation.

The Nation gathered that the VC met with the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Sonny Echono, and representative(s) of the National Universities Commission (NUC).

A source said all the issues were resolved at the meeting.

An aide to the Education Minister who confirmed that the meeting held, declined to give details of what transpired.

The meeting follows the resolution of the crisis at UNILAG after a two-day Governing Council meeting on Monday and Tuesday.

At the end of the meeting, the Council, chaired by Dr Wale Babalakin, absolved top officials served queries for alleged financial misappropriation last week of wrong doing.

The Council deliberated on the reports of two committees on financial expenditure in the university.

A source noted that the Prof Ogundipe and two Deputy Vice Chancellors Prof Wole Familoni (Academics & Research) and Prof Folasade Ogunsola (Development Services), as well as the Bursar, Mr Nurudeen Olalekan Lawal and some others, got the opportunity to respond to the queries.

They were not allowed such privilege by the committees that investigated them.

It was gathered that the Education Ministry would invite the Pro Chancellor to a separate meeting.

(The Nation)

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