UNILAG VC was sacked due to gross misconduct, governing council

UNILAG VC was sacked due to gross misconduct, governing council

- Oluwatoyin Ogundipe was sacked as UNILAG VC over misconduct

- This was the position of Wale Babalakin, the pro-chancellor of the school

- Babalakin also said that Ogundipe was accused of misappropriation of funds

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Facts are beginning to emerge as to how the recently ousted vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Oluwatoyin Ogundipe was removed from office.

During a conversation with journalists on Friday, August 14, Dr Wale Babalakin, the pro-chancellor of UNILAG, said that Ogundipe was sacked due to gross misconduct and misappropriation of funds, TVC reports.

Balalakin who is also the chairman of the governing council that sacked the embattled VC on Wednesday, August 12, denied claims that there is a leadership crisis in the institution.

UNILAG VC was sacked due to gross misconduct, governing council

The University of Lagos (Source: UGC)
Source: UGC

Added to this, he said that the council strictly followed due processes in the removal of Ogundipe from the office.

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He went on to claim that the ministry of education has been duly notified on the development in the university.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that days after Professor Theophilus Omotunde Soyombo was appointed to take the place Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the acting vice-chancellor of UNILAG, the new leader of the school has spoken.

Soyombo told journalists on Friday, August 14, in Lagos that he had resumed as the boss of the famous academic institution already.

The new acting VC said that he has resumed duty because according to the letter of appointment sent to him, he was expected to assume office immediately.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ogundipe was on Wednesday, August 12, sacked by the school's governing council. Ogundipe's 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).

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Also, Legit.ng reported that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 had condemned demands by some states that students should present the results of their coronavirus test before they could be allowed to return to the classroom.

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