Breaking: Buhari Reinstates Ogundipe As UNILAG VC, Dissolves Governing Council


Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oluwatoyin OgundipePresident Muhammadu Buhari has reinstated the embattled Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, who was suspended in August following a management crisis.

The president also dissolved the Governing Council of the university, formerly chaired by Wale Babalakin.

Read Also: Just In: UNILAG Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ogundipe Allegedly Sacked By Governing Council

In a statement on Wednesday morning, the spokesperson of the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Gooong, said the president hopes these steps will bring peace, stability, focus and direction to the University.

According to President Buhari, the initial removal of Ogundipe by the governing council did not follow due process.

He expressed;

The removal of Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe as the Vice-Chancellor did not follow due process.

The Vice Chancellor was not granted an opportunity to defend himself on the allegations upon which his removal was based. He should accordingly be re-instated.

Mr. President after careful review of the report has approved all the recommendations of the Panel. Accordingly: Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe is hereby reinstated as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos.

It would be recalled that MDB reported the crisis that led to the controversial removal of Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor by the Wale Babalakin-led governing council of the university on August 12.

Read Also: FG Orders Babalakin, Ogundipe To Step Aside, Appoints Visitation Panel

Federal Government intervened in the crises by asking both Messrs Ogundipe and Babalakin to step aside until the conclusion of its investigation into the crisis.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.