UNILAG: Governing council appoints acting VC

The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has appointed Prof Omololu Soyombo as acting vice-chancellor.

This was announced in a statement issued by the university’s registrar, Oladejo Azeez.

Okay.ng recalls that Oluwatoyin Ogundipe had earlier in a statement dismissed a notice by the governing council saying that he remains the university’s vice-chancellor.

In a counter statement on Thursday, Azeez said that Ogundipe was “lawfully removed”.

The statement reads as follows: “My attention has been drawn to a document circulating under the hand and Signature of the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos. ProfessorOluwatoyin T Ogundipe, FAS The letter purports to deny his removal by the Governing Council of University at its Emergency Meeting of Wednesday, August 12, 2020

“For the avoidance of doubt, in my capacity as Registrar and Secretary to Council the only custodian of the minutes of Council and the authorising officer on behalf of Council to issue official statements pertaining to all Council Affairs.

“Members of the public are hereby advised to totally disregard the statement attributed to the said former Vice-Chancellor.

“The position remains that he was lawfully removed by the Governing Council at a meeting fully attended by all council members.

“I also wish to use the opportunity to inform members of the public that Council at the said meeting duly appointed Professor Theophilus Omalolu Soyombo of The Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Lagos as Vice-Chancellor of the University in an acting capacity.”

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