More details have emerged in the sack of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.
He was accused of financial misappropriation, wrongdoing, gross misconduct and abuse of office.
Below is an official statement released and signed by the University Registrar and Secretary to Council:
The general public is hereby notified that an emergency meeting of the Council held on Wednesday 12th August, 2020 and in accordance with the statutory power vested in it by law, the Governing Council of the University of Lagos hereby removed Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe from office as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos with immediate effect.
The decision was based on council’s investigation of serious acts of wrongdoing, gross misconduct, financial recklessness and abuse of office against Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe.
Meanwhile, in a release signed by the Vice Chancellor himself, he insisted he remains the Vice Chancellor and advised that the release by the Registrar be disregarded
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