Stalemate on UNILAG VC’s sack

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe, sacked earlier by the University’s Governing Council, has insisted that he remains the vice chancellor of the university.

Ogundipe was removed earlier today in Abuja at the emergency meeting of the Governing Council of the university presided over by the institution’s Pro-Chancellor, Babawale Babalakin.

At the meeting which held at the National Universities Commission, it was learnt that the pro chancellor called for a vote for the removal of the VC.

A Senate Representative in Council, who was also present at the meeting, Bola Oboh, said four persons voted against the removal of the vice chancellors. These are Prof Oboh, Prof Odukoya. Prof Leshi and John Momoh. However, while six persons, excluding the pro chancellor voted for the removal.

However, Ogundipe in a counter statement, titled, “Re: Notice to the General Public on the Removal of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos by Oladejo Azeez, Esq,” said, “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.”