UNILAG Governing Council sacks Vice-Chancellor, Ogundipe

The Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG, Olawatoyin Ogundipe who was sacked by the Governing Council of the University
Emeh Joy

The Governing Council of the University of Lagos on Wednesday reportedly announced the sacking of its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.

This was revealed at a meeting of the Governing Council of the UNILAG held at the National Universities Commission in Abuja.

Seven members voted for the removal of the Vice-Chancellor while four voted against it; one of them voted that the VC should instead be placed on suspension.

The chairman of the meeting was the Chairman of its Governing Council, Dr Wale Babalakin, who also doubles as the UNILAG Pro-Chancellor.

The development was confirmed in a statement signed by the Registrar and Secretary to the Varsity Council, Oladejo Azeez. It was titled, "Notice To The General Public On The Removal Of The Vice-Chancellor Of The University Of Lagos".

The statement read;

"The general public is hereby notified that at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, and in accordance with the statutory powers vested in it by law; the Governing Council Of the University of Lagos removed Prof Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS from office as Vice-Chancellor of the University with immediate effect.

The notice to the general public on the removal of the Vice-Chancellor University of Lagos

"The decision was based on the council's investigation of serious acts of wrongdoing, gross misconduct, financial recklessness and abuse of office against Prof Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS".

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