The Governing Council of University of Lagos, led by the Pro-chancellor and Chairman of Council, Babawale Babalakin, has removed Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as Vice Chancellor of the university.
This happened at the Governing Council meeting that took place at the headquarters of the National Universities Commission, Abuja, on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
According to Premium Times, Mikhail Mumuni, the media adviser to Chairman of the governing council confirmed the incident. But the details are still unclear as the media adviser didn’t provide additional information on the development.
The development has also been confirmed in a release signed by the registrar of the university, Oladejo Azeez.
Professor Ogundipe, who was appointed the 12th vice-chancellor of the university in November 2017 was accused of “serious acts of wrongdoing, financial recklessness, gross misconduct, and abuse of office.”
11 out of 12 council members attended the meeting that confirmed his exit, majority of whom voted for his removal.
Various sources report that the relationship between the chancellor and the vice-chancellor has not been the best over management issues, which came to a head recently when the National Universities Commission (NUC) ordered the suspension of the 2020 convocation ceremony.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information comes to light.