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Drama As UNILAG VC, Senate Reject Removal

UNILAG VC, Prof. Ogundipe, in a statement on Wednesday, refuted reports of his removal and added that he remained the vice chancellor of the institution.

The statement, which was signed by the vice chancellor himself, was titled, ‘Re: Notice to the General Public on the Removal of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos by Oladejo Azeez, Esq’.

He said, “The purported removal is an illegality and cannot stand as it is in clear violation of the University of Lagos Act as amended by the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act 2003.”

In a related development, a representative of the UNILAG Senate in council, Prof. Bola Oboh, has said that the sudden removal of the Vice Chancellor has ridiculed the institution’s regulation.

A statement signed by Prof. Oboh called on members of the Senate to fight the unlawful manner in which Ogundipe was removed by the Governing Council.

“Dear Senate members, the procedure for removal of persons in office is clear and this was pointed out to Babalakin several times but he turned deaf ears. He said he would announce the acting Vice Chancellor at 5pm,” she added.

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