- The vice chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Ogundipe, has reacted to his removal by the institution's governing council
- Professor Ogundipe asked the public to ignore the announcement of his removal from office
- The embattled vice chancellor described his purported removal as untrue and a figment of the announcer’s imagination
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Confusion reigns supreme at the University of Lagos, popularly known as UNILAG, over the status of the institution's vice chancellor's appointment.
Earlier, it was reported that the vice-chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, was on Wednesday, August 12, sacked by the school's governing council.
His removal was announced on Wednesday in Abuja during a meeting attended by members of the council.
The said meeting was presided over by the university's pro-chancellor and chairman of the council, Wale Babalakin, who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
However, Professor Ogundipe has asked the public to ignore the announcement of his removal from office, according to a report by The Cable.
The UNILAG VC described his purported removal as untrue and a figment of the announcer’s imagination.
“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,” the statement read.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the federal government said universities in the country can resume classes once they have put the necessary COVID-19 guidelines in place.
The statement was made by, Suleiman Yusuf, the deputy executive secretary of academics for the National Universities Commission (NUC), at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, August 4.
He said the commission is working with universities to discuss preparations that should be in place before reopening of the tertiary institutions.
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