The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has rejected the dismissal from the Governing Council of the university.
The council was said to have reached the decision in a meeting at the Secretariat of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Abuja on Wednesday to dismiss the VC.
The Council’s decision is a sequel to the discovery about serious acts of wrongdoing, financial recklessness, gross misconduct and abuse of office against the VC.
While seven members were said to have voted to remove the VC, four others voted in his favour.
Meanwhile, in a statement signed by Ogundipe, he categorically rejected the decision, saying he remains the institution’s vice chancellor.
He noted that his sack is “untrue”, while advising UNILAG stakeholders and the public to disregard such information he described as mischievous.
The statement read in part, “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.”Follow us on social media