… Vows never to partake In ASUU, FG negotiations
By Williams Anuku, Abuja
Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, has resigned his appointment, Daily Independent has learnt.
His resignation followed his position on the presidential visitation panel sent to the university by the Federal Government, a development that has not gone down well with him.
The latest twist comes as the Visitation Panel sent to the university submitted its report to the Minister of Education on Thursday.
According to sources, Babalakin described the panel as being composed of persons with too many vested interests in UNILAG matter, who were not approaching the issues objectively.
He said it has come to a stage he must stand by his principles since the Federal Government believed the actions he took may not be right.
According to him, the visitation panel was raised to exonerate the Vice-Chancellor and implicate the Pro-Chancellor.
He said although he appeared in protest before the panel, he made it clear that the panel could not determine the issues before it.
Babalakin said he will also not be available again to serve as the chairman of the Federal Government Negotiation team on the agreement reached with university unions in 2009.
He has been the chairman of the negotiating team since January 6th, 2017.
He said he had served the university system in Nigeria with his heart and intellect.
He said as Pro-Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri and the University of Lagos, he did not receive sitting allowances and other perks of office, noting that he had never been provided with food or drinks by both institutions.