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UNILAG Lecturers Protest, Demand Babalakin’s Removal     

Funsho Akinwale

There was a mild crisis on Wednesday at the premises of the University of Lagos when the school lecturers staged a protest demanding the removal of Dr Wale Babalakin, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution.

The lecturers, who marched around the school, gathered under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, UNILAG branch.

The protest followed a week of the renewed clash between the varsity management, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe, and the governing council.

UNILAG ASUU Chairman, Dele Ashiru, while speaking during the protest, said the lecturers’ action was over the postponement of the convocation.

“After taking an analytical perspective of this unwarranted postponement, the congress noted the damaging activities of the pro-chancellor of this university.

“Beginning from today (Wednesday), Dr Olawale Bolanle Babalakin has been declared a persona non grata in this university; he is not to be seen in the council chamber anymore,” Ashiru stated.

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