UNILAG Governing Council sacks VC, Ogundipe

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The Vice chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has been asked by the universities Governing Council.

The sack was the outcome of a meeting of the institution’s Governing Council held at the National Universities Commission in Abuja

At the meeting chaired by Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of its Governing Council, Dr. Wale Babalakin, 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 Registrar of the University, Oladejo Azeez later confirmed the development in a statement titled: Notice to the General Public on the removal of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos” based the decision on gross misconduct, financial recklessness among others.

“The general public is hereby notified that at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday 12 August 2020 and in accordance with the statutory power 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 Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe.”

 

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