FG Appoints Channels TV Chairman, John Momoh As Acting Chairman Of Unilag Governing Council

FG Appoints Channels TV Chairman, John Momoh As Acting Chairman Of Unilag Governing Council

The Federal government has appointed the Chairman of Channels TV, John Momoh, as acting chairman of the governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka.

His appointment on Monday, came just as the UNILAG Senate elected Prof. Folasade Ogunsola as the acting Vice-Chancellor of the crisis ridden institution.

Recall that the Chairman of the institution’s Governing Council, Dr. Wale Babalakin and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe had been suspended by President Muhammad Buhari as a result of the crisis in the institution.

Mr Momoh, who is the president of the institution’s alumni association, has been a member of the council representing the association.

In a letter addressed to the ace broadcaster dated August 21, 2020, and signed by the permanent secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, Mr Momoh was directed to convene an emergency meeting of the council to “consider and, if found suitable, approve the senate nomination of the acting Vice-Chancellor for University of Lagos, in line with the enabling Act.”

The letter which is referenced; FME/PS/606/C.I/III/129, is titled; “Emergency Meeting of the Governing Council of University of Lagos.”

It further reads in part; “You are to preside at the meeting in the absence of the substantive pro-chancellor/chairman of council who has had to recuse himself in line with the visitor’s directive.

“You are to also submit a report on the decision of the council to the visitor through the honourable minister of education immediately thereafter.”

Momoh is a Nigerian broadcast journalist and the Chairman and CEO of Channels TV, an independent and multiple award-winning 24-hour news and media television channel based in Lagos.

He his a graduate of the University of Lagos with a B.Sc. (honours) in Mass Communication and a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy.

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