5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About New Lagos VC, Prof. Omololu Soyombo

Prof. Omololu Soyombo biography
In this article, we'd be exploring some amazing facts you'd love to know about the new acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UniLag), Professor Omololu Soyombo.
Over the recent past weeks, a lot of media attention has been diverted towards the UniLag governing council. According to the reports, the governing council announced the removal of Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor during its emergency meeting in Abuja on Wednesday. In less than 24 hours after the announcement, Prof. Omololu Soyombo was named as the acting vice-chancellor of the institution.
While the former VC is yet to accept his removal (he recently dismissed the reports according to TheCable), we know many of us might have been in search of some information relating to Soyombo's biography and other basic facts.

Professor Omololu Soyombo Profile

As at the time of writing this article, Professor Omololu Soyombo's official biography isn't yet known. But we've been able to compile some information that will make you understand him more, and probably know the reasons behind his getting chosen for the position.
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• Professor Theophilus Omotunde Soyombo was appointed the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, on Wednesday by the Governing Council of the university. In recent news by Saturday Vanguard, he announced that he would be resuming duties as Acting VC with immediate effect and other things being equal, would be in the Senate Building on Monday.
• Prior to his appointment, he served as the Managing Director at the University of Lagos Consult. He is also the former Dean Faculty of Social Sciences. He is currently a Professor of Sociology with the Department of Sociology at the University of Lagos.

He was also Lead Consultant, on the Impact Assessment of the Performance of the Pilot Phase of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Entrepreneurship Development Center in Anambra, Kano and Lagos State. 
• Prof. Omololu Soyombo has researched and published extensively, he is also a consultant sociologist for various institutions and Government agencies.
He is a member of several Professional Associations, including;
  - The Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association
  - Integrated Transport Initiative.
He has contributed to a number of projects in and outside Nigeria. He also participated in a Training Workshop on the Design and Preparation of Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) organized by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) in collaboration with the World Bank
• He has a degree in sociology from the University of Lagos. He also obtained his Masters Degre and PhD in Sociology from the University of Essex, England.
Prof. Soyombo has a Certificate of Professional Development with specialization in Research and Evaluation for Program Development, University of Connecticut, U.S.A. He also has a high proficiency in Computing Statistical Analysis (using the SPSSPC+, EPI-INFO).
• About his personal life, Prof. Omololu Soyombo is happily married to Mrs Abiodun Funmilayo and the marriage is blessed with three children, namely; Omolola, Omotola and Omoyele.

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