Prof. Oluwatoyin Odundipe, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), has been sacked.
A letter signed by UNILAG Registrar, Oladejo Azeez, was dated 12th August 2020.
The registrar is also secretary to the governing council.
Azeez announces that The Vice-Chancellor has been removed from office “with immediate effect.”
Interestingly, Ogundipe, the former Vice-Chancellor, signed the rejoinder on behalf of the management.
In a statement made available to Info Xclusive Media Post, The Vice-Chancellor declared that the council’s decision “is untrue and a figment of his imagination.”
Ogundipe advised staff, students, parents, guardians, and the general public to “disregard the mischievous disinformation about the sitting Vice-Chancellor of Unilag, contained in that notice.”
The statement stressed that “Professor Ogundipe remains UNILAG’s Vice-Chancellor.”
The institution’s management and the council chaired by Wale Babalakin have been at loggerheads.
The situation caused the suspension of the University of Lagos 51st convocation ceremony.
This also triggered condemnations and left Nigerians, wondering why authorities allowed the face-off to degenerate.
Recall that last month, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASSU) warned Babalakin against stepping into the school premises.
They accused him of causing confusion and instigating a crisis in University of Lagos State