UNILAG governing council removes vice-chancellor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe

UNILAG VC Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe removed

The Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has announced the removal of Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the institution’s vice-chancellor.

The council announced the decision on Wednesday at a meeting held at the National Universities Commission headquarters in Abuja.

The meeting was chaired by UNILAG pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council, Wale Babalakin.

Seven members voted for Ogundipe’s removal, four voted against it; while one person voted that he should be suspended.

A statement by the Registrar and Secretary to Council Oladejo Azeez said the decision was based on gross misconduct, financial recklessness among other allegations against Ogundipe.

The statement read: “The general public is hereby notified that at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday 12 August 2020 and in accordance with the statutory power vested in it by law, the Governing Council of the University of Lagos removed Prof. Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS from office as Vice Chancellor of the University with immediate effect.

“The decision was based on the Council’s investigation of serious acts of wrongdoing, gross misconduct, financial recklessness, and abuse of office against Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe.”