The newly inaugurated Governing Council of the University of Lagos has had its inaugural sitting. The meeting held at the Council Chambers on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
Led by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Prince (Dr) Olanrewaju Tejuoso, the meeting had in attendance all the other appointed and elected members of Council, as well as Principal Officers of the University, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, FAS.
In his opening address, the Pro-Chancellor, Prince (Dr) Tejuoso, expressed gratitude to God and to the Visitor, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, for the opportunity given him to lead other distinguished members of the Council on the noble mission of restoring the University of Lagos back to the path of peace and ground-breaking progress.
He looked back with nostalgia on his days as a student of the University and promised to leverage his long-standing relationship with the institution to work for its continued growth and development.
Promising to promote unity and cohesion, both in Council and the university as a whole, the Pro-Chancellor announced that his leadership will be guided by the “1C for 3C Agenda”.
“I have come to you all with an agenda entitled 1C for 3C, meaning “One Council for Cooperation, Creativity and Consolidation”. This agenda shall form the bedrock of my operations and dealings with the various organs of the university that I am expected to relate with, under the Act establishing our dear University.”
“Let me assure you”, he continued, “that I shall be a Pro-Chancellor who presides over a united house with cohesion of purpose that is targeted at engendering unwavering cooperation and innovative creativity in all facets of the University”.
He gave kudos to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, FAS and management team for the courage and inventiveness with which they have kept the academic session soldering on, despite the disruptive effects of the pandemic. He promised to work closely together with them for a seamless blending of plans and policies so that UNILAG may continue to be, indeed, the University of First Choice and the Nation’s Pride.
It is a new dawn at the University of Lagos.