The Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has advised the general public to discountenance the news making the rounds that he has been removed as the VC of the institution.
He said in a swift statement after his sacking was announced by the governing council, headed by Wale Babalakin, SAN, that it was the figment of the imagination of his detractors
Below is the copy of the statement:
“Re: Notice to the General Public on the Removal of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos by Oladejo Azeez, Esq
“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.”
Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS
Vice- Chancellor, Unilag.
Recall that this was the fallout of the lingering face-off between the VC and the Chairman, Governing Council of the institution, Dr Wale Babalakin, SAN.
It came to a head-on Wednesday as the Council announced the removal of the VC from office after a meeting held in Abuja.
It was gathered that 12 members of the Council were present at the meeting and seven voted for the VC’s removal, four voted against and one voted that he be placed on suspension.