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UNILAG: Acting VC, Soyombo Steps Down

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Zainab Sanni



5The Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Omololu Soyombo, has stepped down.

This was announced in a statement following the setting up of a Special Visitation Panel to the institution by the Federal Government on Friday.

According to the statement, this development takes immediate effect.



Prof Soyombo said: “With this, I am stepping down, with immediate effect, as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University.

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” I wish to express my sincere appreciation to all members of staff and our dear students, the staff unions, alumni, and the general public for their wonderful support and cooperation in the past ten days since my appointment as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University on 12th August.


“As I noted in my address to a cross-section of staff on 19th August, I accepted the offer to serve as a call to service, with the objective of restoring peace and stability in the university.”

He prayed the “peace and stability that we so much need and desire at this time be restored very quickly so that the University of Lagos can continue to march on as the University of First Choice and the Nation’s Pride.”

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