Solomon Agbator

UNILAG Council SACKS VC: I still remain the VC – Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe

The Vice Chancellor of the prestigious University of Lagos, Akoka Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has been sacked by the governing council of the institution.

The removal of the University Vice chancellor was perfected and announced on Wednesday during a meeting with the governing council of the institution which held at the National University Commission(NUC) building in Abuja. It was learnt that the meeting was presided over by Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN).

Seven members voted for the removal of Professor Ogundipe, four voted against it while just one voted for his suspension.

However, the embattled Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has described his removal from office as false.

He said he remains the Vice Chancellor of the institution.

In a statement following the Registrar’s announcement of the Governing Council’s decision to remove him, Ogundipe said the removal was a figment of the Registrar’s imagination.

The statement titled: “Notice to the General Public on the Removal of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos by Oladejo Azeez, Esq” reads:

“The attention of the University of Lagos (Unilag) management has been drawn to the ‘Notice to the General Public on the Removal of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos’; dated August 12, 2020 and signed by Oladejo Azeez, Esq, Registrar and Secretary to Council, stating that the current Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS has been removed from office with immediate effect.

“This is untrue and a figment of his imagination. Therefore, stakeholders of UNILAG and the general public are advised to disregard this mischievous disinformation about the sitting Vice Chancellor of Unilag, contained in that notice. Professor Ogundipe still remains UNILAG’s Vice Chancellor.”

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