Ogunsola elected UNILAG’s acting VC


The University of Lagos UNIAG has elected Prof. Folasade Ogunsola as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.

The Election was conducted by the Senate of University of Lagos.

Prof. Ogunsola polled 135 votes compared to Prof. Ben Oghojafor’s 31 votes.

It was also reported that one vote was declared void while a total of 167 Professors were at the Senate meeting.

Oghojafor who is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Management Services was also the first woman to be elected Provost College of Medicine, University of Lagos before she became a DVC.

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She is the principal investigator at AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) at UNILAG and has been the chairman of the Infection Control Committee of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

Ogunsola played a major role in assisting Nigeria overcome the Ebola outbreak in 2014.

She has also contributed to the health sectors of other African countries, including Uganda.

Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the suspended VC of the institution, was earlier removed by the varsity’s governing council during a meeting presided over by Wale Babalakin, its pro-chancellor and chairman.

The council had thereafter named Omololu Soyombo as the acting VC.

Buhari had directed Ogundipe and Babalakin to step aside and allow the senate of the university to nominate an acting vice-chancellor.

Reacting to the directive in a statement on Saturday, Soyombo said he had stepped down “with immediate effect” in obedience to the directive of the president.

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