The Chairman of The Resort Group, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), has been appointed as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the University of Lagos, Akoka.
Babalakin’s appointment was announced in a statement issued by the Federal Government on Friday.
This is coming about three months after Babalakin was appointed, specifically on January 6, 2017, as the Chairman of the 16-member Federal Government Committee to Renegotiate the 2009 Agreement the government signed with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, National Association of Academic Technologists and Non-Academic Staff Union of Associated & Allied Institutions.
Babalakin will be coming to UNILAG with a wealth of experience drawn from his position as a former Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the University of Maiduguri between 2009 and 2013.
As the Pro-Chancellor of UNIMAID, Babalakin was also the Chairman of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Federal Universities in Nigeria and the Chairman of the Implementation Monitoring Committee of the Agreements entered into in 2009 between the Federal Government and the various unions in the universities, including ASUU, SSANU, NAAT and NASU.
While announcing his appointment as the Chairman of the Federal Government Committee to Renegotiate the Agreement with ASUU and other unions, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, in a statement then had said Babalakin merited the chairmanship of the committee because he was adjudged as the best Pro-Chancellor at the time of the negotiations in 2009 and headed the Agreement Implementation Committee.