Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has rejected his removal as Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos by the Governor Council of the institution.
His removal was announced Wednesday after a council meeting held in Abuja that was Chaired by the Pro Chancellor of the University, Wale Babalakin.
But Ogundipe, in a statement he signed, said the said removal was null and void.
The statement reads:
Re: Notice to the General Public on the Removal of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos by Oladejo Azeez, Esq
The attention of the University of Lagos (Unilag) 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 Oladejo Azeez, Esq, Registrar and Secretary to Council, stating that the current Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS has been removed from office 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 Unilag’s Vice Chancellor.
Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS
Vice Chancellor, Unilag