UNILAG Senate Sends Forth Professor Chioma Kanu Agomo

After 41 years at the University of Lagos Faculty of Law, foremost professor of law, Professor Chioma Kanu Agomo calls time on an illustrious career.

The University had a special senate to honour the university don on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at the J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS, in his address, revealed that the erudite scholar would be sorely missed in the University, especially with her contributions to the growth and sustenance of the University.

While addressing newsmen after the senate meeting, Professor Agomo stated that she was leaving the University a satisfied individual. She attributed her success in the University to God and revealed that she is a respecter of man who fears God.  

During her remarks, she admonished anyone vying for positions in the University that they should have the fear of God and integrity. “If you do not fear God, you are on a slippery slope, anything goes. But you must believe in something. If you don’t have integrity, if you don’t have character, before you vie for an office, you must know what you are looking for…  ”There must be an end in view, to serve or to be served? … It is not an authority or an opportunity to go and lord yourself over other people,” she concluded.

She was a Fulbright scholar and first female Dean of the Faculty of Law who taught various courses such as Contract, Industrial Labour, International Labour Standards, Gender Studies and Insurance Law at the undergraduate level and Labour Relations Law at the postgraduate level.

Professor Agomo joined the services of the University at the Department of Commercial and Industrial Law in 1980 and rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Law in 1999. She is set to retire on March 1, 2021.

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