Professor Folasade Ogunsola has been elected as the acting vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
Ogunsola secured the highest number of votes in the election held on Monday during a senate meeting attended by 167 professors.
She was the deputy vice-chancellor, Development Services at UNILAG before her emergence.
The result of the election shows 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.
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.
Ogunsola was born in 1958. She is a professor of medical microbiology who specialises in disease control, particularly HIV/AIDS.
Ogunsola was also an ex-provost of the 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 in 2017.