UNILAG Crisis: President Buhari approves Babalakin’s Sack, Ogundipe’s reinstatement as V.C

UNILAG

President Muhammadu Buhari, the Visitor to the University of Lagos, has approved the report of the Special Visitation Panel to the University.

A statement by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the highlights of the findings and recommendations approved by President Buhari indicated that the removal of Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe as the Vice-Chancellor did not follow due process.

The President noted that the Vice-Chancellor was not granted an opportunity to defend himself on the allegations upon which his removal was based and he should accordingly be re-instated.

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The statement noted that all allegations made against the Vice-Chancellor and the management of the University before and after the Constitution of the Special Visitation Panel should be referred to regular Visitation Panel for thorough investigation and necessary recommendations.

The statement added that the process adopted by the Council in the appointment of Professor Omololu Soyombo as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University was inconsistent with the provisions of the law relating to the appointment of an Acting Vice-Chancellor and submits that the Governing Council chaired by Wale Babalakin is dissolved.

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