Browsing: Wale Babalakin

In his article, titled: “The University of Lagos is back,” he indulged in the usual half-trusts and disinformation employed by some commentators on the causes of the frosty relationship between Dr. Babalakin and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, which culminated into the setting up of a Visitation Panel by the Federal Government in August, 2020.

Rather than manifesting, exhibiting and walking on the road of this Tortoise-wisdom-of-the-world, FG should let Nigerians know how much has been expended thus far, since 2013, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and how much is still needed. This nebulous voting of looted funds into the road construction, which leaves the actual figures spent shrouded in mystery and the fact that the true spending so far on the expressway exists solely in the mind of government, bears acute resemblance to Tortoise’s wily attempt to make the wisdom of the world resident solely in his head

Oladele spoke with The Eagle Online after the Federal Government told the Chairman of the Governing Council, Dr. Wale Babalakin, and the suspended Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, to recuse themselves from duties until the Visitation Panel set up by President Buhari concludes its investigation.

Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony for the Lagos Bar Center in Lekki Phase 1 on Monday, Babalakin, who is the Chairman of the Project Committee, said: “Everybody in Nigeria needs to be more equipped and more educated.