BY: Chisom ADA
The Governing Council of the University of Lagos today, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 announced the sacking of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olawatoyin Ogundipe.
The VC’s sack was announced at a meeting of the Governing Council of the UNILAG held at the National Universities Commission in Abuja.
While seven members voted for the removal of Ogundipe, four voted against it; one of them voted that the VC should rather be placed on suspension.
The meeting was chaired by the UNILAG Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of its Governing Council, Dr Wale Babalakin.
The development was confirmed in a statement obtained by TechEconomy.ng’s correspondent from the media aide to Babalakin, Mikhail Mumuni.
The statement which was signed by the Registrar and Secretary to the Varsity Council, Oladejo Azeez, was titled, ‘Notice To The General Public On The Removal Of The Vice-Chancellor Of The University Of Lagos’.
The Statement reads thus:
“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 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. ”
However, Ogundipe has not spoken on the matter as at the time of publishing this report.