Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, has said the appointment of John Momoh as the acting Chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) is a reward for him being the media “lackey” of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sowore made the claim in a post on Twitter on Tuesday while reacting to Momoh’s appointment.
Momoh, the Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television, was appointed as UNILAG’s Governing Council, according to a letter dated 21 August and signed by Sonny Echono, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education.
But Sowore, an alumnus of UNILAG, criticised the appointment, describing it as a “sad day” for the institution.
The activist-cum-journalist said Momoh will not perform better than Wale Babalakin, the Pro-Chancellor of the university, who was asked by the Federal Government to recuse himself following the leadership crisis in the institution.
Heard today that @channelstv CEO John Momoh @joomomoh was appointed Chair of @UnilagNigeria’s governing council, it’s sad day for my alma mater, John Momoh is being rewarded for being @APCNigeria lackey in the media, he is incompetent and not better than Babalakin #RevolutionNow pic.twitter.com/MuIFa5MZRs
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) August 25, 2020