THE Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television, Mr. John Momoh, has been appointed as acting Chairman, Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
A letter signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, dated August 21, 2020 titled, ‘Emergency Meeting of the Governing Council of University of Lagos’ with reference number FME/PS/606/C.1/III/129, called on Momoh to convene an emergency council meeting with a view to approving the nomination of the Acting Vice-Chancellor for the university.
“I am directed to request you to convene an emergency meeting of the governing council to consider and, if found suitable, approve the Senate nomination of the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos in line with the enabling Act.
“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 directives.
“You are to also submit a report on the decision of the council to the visitor through the honourable minister of education immediately thereafter.”
Reliable sources said, President Muhammadu Buhari who is the Visitor to the university approved the appointment.
Momoh is a veteran journalist, and is presently, the President of the UNILAG Alumni Association.