Professor Folasade Ogunsola has secured the highest number of votes in the election held by members of the University of Lagos Senate to choose an acting Vice-Chancellor.
She was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development Services at UNILAG before her emergence.
Ogunsola’s nomination took place on Monday during a Senate meeting attended by 167 professors.
The result of the election showed that she secured 135 of 167 votes while Prof. Ben Ogbojafor, who was also considered for the post by members of the Senate, secured 31 votes. One void vote was, however, recorded.
Chairman of the Senate Emergency Committee, Prof. Chioma Agomo, also announced the result to journalists after the election.
It was earlier reported that the Federal Government last week directed the varsity’s Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Wale Babalakin, and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, to recuse themselves from official duties, pending the outcome of the Special Visitation Panel set up by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
FG had also asked UNILAG Senate to reconvene to appoint an acting VC.