Says Buhari Has No Personal Interest
THE Federal Government on Wednesday inaugurated a seven-man special presidential visitation panel to look into the crisis rocking the University of Lagos (UNILAG). The panel, led by Professor Tukur Sa’ad, is mandated to complete its assignment and submit within two weeks as well as come up with recommendations towards repositioning the institution to its pride of place in the Nigerian university system.
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who inaugurated the panel in Abuja, said President Muhammadu Buhari as the visitor to the UNILAG had no personal interest other than the interest of the university. Other members are Victor Onuoha, Professor Ikenna Onyido, Professor Ekanem Braide, Professor Adamu K Usman, Chief Jimoh Bankole and Grace Ekanem, who is to serve as secretary.
He said the chairman and members of the panel were carefully selected in recognition of their integrity, track records and antecedents in university management and leadership. He, therefore, urged all stakeholders in UNILAG to fully cooperate with the panel and allow it to work unhindered, saying he was confident that members of the visitation panel would bring to bear their expertise in university administration in the discharge of the task