Recently suspended Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has fired back at the decision of the Governing Council of the institution to sack him, claiming he remains VC.
In a statement titled ‘Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe remains UNILAG Vice-Chancellor’, and published on the University’s website today, Ogundipe claimed that the decision to remove him was illegal.
The statement read, “The attention of the University of Lagos Management has been drawn to the ‘Notice to the General Public on the removal of the Vice-Chancellor, the University of Lagos’ dated August 12, 2020, and signed by Oladejo Azeez, Esq. Registrar and Secretary to Council, stating that the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS, has been removed from office with immediate effect.
”The purported removal is an illegality and cannot stand as it is in clear violation of the University of Lagos Act as amended by the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act 2003.
“Therefore, members of the University of Lagos community and the general public are advised to disregard the information about the sitting Vice-Chancellor of the University contained in the notice. Professor Oluwatoyin Temitope Ogundipe remains the Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos.”
By Daniel Ojukwu