Following the impasse in the selection of the 9th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has constituted a special visitation panel to the varsity.
The Visitation Panel, in a PUNCH advert dated March 30, 2021, therefore, called on relevant stakeholders and members of the public to submit their memoranda as it reviews the immediate and remote causes of the deadlock experienced in the VC selection process.
The advert was signed by the Secretary to Visitation Panel, Funmilayo Olajide, and it was titled, ‘Office Of The Special Adviser On Education: Special Visitation Panel To The Lagos State University On The Appointment Of A Vice-Chancellor’.
The advert was, however, silent on the names of the members of the panel.
Amongst other things, the Visitation Panel has the mandate of the governor:
“To look at the remote and immediate causes for the impasse into the selection process and procedure for the appointment of the 9th Vice-Chancellor for the university;“To review, in the public interest, the relevance or otherwise of the deluge of petitions against 1st and 2nd processes for the appointment of the 9th Vice-Chancellor to the university; (Punch)