May 8, 2021

UNILAG VC reinstated as FG dissolves governing council

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Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has reinstated Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Guardian reports.

“The removal of Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe as the Vice-Chancellor did not follow due process,” spokesman to the education ministry Ben-Bem Goong said quoting Buhari in the report of the presidential visitation panel.

“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.”

The Federal Government, according to Goong, also dissolved the UNILAG governing council led by Dr. B. O. Babalakin.

“Mr. President hopes these steps will bring peace, stability, focus and direction to the University,” Goong said.

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