The Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has sacked the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Olawatoyin Ogundipe.
Ogundipe’s removal was announced during a meeting of the Governing Council of the institution which held at the National Universities Commission (NUC) building in Abuja on Wednesday.
Tribune reports that seven members voted for the removal of Ogundipe while four voted against. One of the members voted that he should rather be placed on suspension.
The meeting was presided over by its Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN).
According to a statement signed by the Registrar and Secretary to the Varsity Council, Oladejo Azeez, titled, ‘Notice To The General Public On The Removal Of The Vice-Chancellor Of The University Of Lagos’, the council said “The general public is hereby notified that at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday, August 12 2020 and in accordance with the statutory powers 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 Prof. Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS. ”