Ogundipe: Notice of my removal as UNILAG VC untrue

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, says a notice of his removal as the university’s head by its governing council should be disregarded.

Ogundipe in a statement sent to Okay.ng on Wednesday said he remains vice-chancellor of the institution.

The statement reads as follows: “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.”

Earlier, the university’s governing council through secretary and university registrar, Oladejo Azeez, said the council suspended Ogundipe during an emergency meeting held in Abuja.

“This 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, FAS,” the notice reads partly.

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