UNILAG VC’s Removal: Academic, non-academic staff meets


The academic and non-academic members of staff at the University of Lagos held an emergency meeting over the removal of Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the Vice-Chancellor of the Institution.

The staff meeting started at 11.30 am, at the Council Chamber Foyer of the Institution.

During the meeting, the leaders of the unions took turns to address the staff.

This happened after an emergency Senate meeting was held early Thursday morning at Ade Ajayi Main Auditorium of the University with tight security around the premises.

The lingering face-off between Ogundipe and the Chairman, Governing Council of the Institution, Dr Wale Babalakin, worsened on Wednesday as the council announced the removal of Ogundipe from office.

Ogundipe’s removal was contained in a statement by the Registrar of the Institution, Oladejo Azeez.

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The announcement came after a meeting it reportedly held in Abuja.

It was gathered that 12 members of the council were present at the meeting and seven voted for Ogundipe’s removal, four voted against it and one voted that he be placed on suspension.

But Ogundipe had described his “purported removal” from office as untrue and illegal.

Ogundipe said this in a statement he issued on Wednesday in Lagos.

”The attention of the University of Lagos Management has been drawn to a notice to the general public on the removal of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, dated Aug. 12 and signed by Oladejo Azeez, Esq, Registrar and Secretary to the council.

”It states that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has been removed from office with immediate effect.

”The purported removal is illegality and cannot stand as it is in clear violation of the University of Lagos Act as amended by the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 2003.

”Therefore, members of the University of Lagos community and the general public are advised to disregard the information as contained in the notice.

”Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe remains the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos,” he said.


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