The embattled Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has swiftly reacted to his removal by the Governing Council of the institution during a conference meeting held on Tuesday in Abuja.
Professor Ogundipe urged the general public to disregard his purported removal by the Council, while describing it as “Mischievous disinformation contained in that notice.”
The UNILAG Vice Chancellor, who is battling to save his job ,in his statement, stated that:“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, University of Lagos, dated August 12, 2020, and signed by the Oladeji Azeez, Esq, Registrar and Secretary to Council, stating that the current Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, has been removed with immediate effect.
“This is untrue and a figment of his imagination. Therefore , stakeholders of UNILAG and the general public are advised to disregard this mischievous disinformation about the sitting Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG contained in that notice, Professor Ogundipe still remains the UNILAG’s Vice-Chancellor,” he said.
The Registrar and Secretary to the Governing Council, Oladeji Azeez, had in a statement on Wednesday, announced the removal of Ogundipe over acts of wrongdoing, gross misconduct, financial recklessness and abuse of office.