Published On: Wed, Aug 12th, 2020

JUST IN: UNILAG VC, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe Sacked

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News Investigators/ The Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has been sacked by the governing council of the institution.

His removal was announced during meeting of the Governing Council of the institution which held at the National Universities Commission (NUC) building in Abuja today.

Seven members voted for the removal of Ogundipe while four voted against. One of the members voted that he should rather be placed on suspension.

The meeting was presided over by its Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN).

The Vice Chancellor, it was learnt, has been having a running battle with the Pro-Chancellor for sometime now.

It is not clear whether the Senate of the University consented to the latest action.

Unconfirmed report said a member of Senate, Bola Oboh, has raised objection to Ogundipe’s sack.

“Dear Senate members, the University of Lagos regulation has been stepped on and ridiculed,” the report quoted Oboh as saying.

“Babawale Babalakin, the ProChancellor waited for the tenure of Prof. Chukwu and Prof. Familoni to end, to call an Emergency Council meeting.
“Based on the Dagari report, without allowing the VC defend himself, the ProChancellor called for a vote for the removal of the VC. I (Prof. Oboh), Prof. Odukoya, Prof. Leshi and John Momoh voted against the removal of the VC.

“Six persons (excluding Babalakin) voted for. Babalakin then went ahead to announce the removal of the VC. Dear Senate members, the procedure for removal of persons in office is clear and this was pointed out to Babalakin several times but he turned deaf ears.

“He said he will announce the Ag. Vice Chancellor at 5pm. I have excused myself that I need to report to Senate members the shameful act currently ongoing. Please let us arise to fight this,” it added..

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