Professor Folasade Ogunsola has secured the highest number of votes in the election held by members of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Senate to choose an acting Vice-Chancellor.
She was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development Services at the UNILAG before her emergence.
The result of the election obtained by one of our correspondents showed that she secured 135 of 167 votes.
Professor Ben Ogbojafor, who was also considered for the post by members of the Senate, secured 31 votes.
One void vote was recorded.
They were nominated at the senate meeting held on Monday.
The meeting was attended by 167 professors.
The Chairman of the Senate Emergency committee, Prof Chioma Agomo, also announced the result to journalists after the election.
Recall 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 President Muhammadu Buhari.
FG had also asked UNILAG Senate to reconvene to appoint an acting VC.
According to her Wiki citation, Folasade Tolulope Ogunsola was born in 1958. She is a professor of Medical Microbiology who specializes in disease control, particularly HIV/AIDS.
Ogunsola was also an ex-provost of College of Medicine, University of Lagos and is reputed as being the first woman to occupy the position.
She became the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services) of the institution since 2017.