- A lot of reactions have trailed the reinstatement of Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the VC of UNILAG
- Among persons and groups that have commented on the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari is ASUU
- The UNILAG chapter of the union hailed the president's resolve which it described as a victory for the rule of law
The University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter of the Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to the reinstatement of Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the school's vice-chancellor.
The chairman of the chapter, Dele Ashiru, on Thursday, November 12, described the decision by the presidential visitation panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari as a victory of the rule of law, Channels TV reports.
Ashiru hailed the panel for following the due process that returned Ogundipe to his office and expressed hope that the move will bring back peace and stability in the leadership of the institution.
“The decision by the government to reinstate our vice-chancellor is indeed a victory for the rule of law, for due process and for the autonomy of the Nigerian University system. This is why we commend the visitor for taking this bold initiative.
“We hope that this reinstatement will usher UNILAG back to the path of peace, stability, and scholarly progress for which the University is known.”
News of Ogundipe's reinstatement surfaced on Wednesday, November 11. It was contained in a statement issued by the director of press and public relations, ministry of education, Ben-Bem Goong, in Abuja.
The removal of Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor did not follow due process, according to the statement.
President Muhammadu Buhari was reported to have given his approval of the report of the special visitation panel to the University of Lagos.
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