…President dissolves Governing Council that sacked VC

President Muhammadu Buhari has overturned the sack of Prof. Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe and reinstated him as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos.

Buhari took the action following the report of the Special Visitation Panel to the University which stated that Ogundipe’s sack did follow due process.

According to a statement by Ben-Bem Goong, the Director Press and Public Relations of the University, the panel’s report also contain the following:

The Vice Chancellor was not granted an opportunity to defend himself on the allegations upon which his removal was based, adding that he should accordingly be re-instated; 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; The Governing Council should be dissolved.

“Mr. President after careful review of the report has approved all the recommendations of the Panel. Accordingly, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe is hereby reinstated as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos.

“The Governing Council of the University of Lagos Chaired by Dr. B. O. Babalakin is hereby dissolved.
Mr. President hopes these steps will bring peace, stability, focus and direction to the University,” the statement added.

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