UNILAG Announces Acting VC

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SWITZERLAND, AUGUST 13 – The management of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, has announced that Professor Theophilus Omololu Soyombo of the Faculty of Social Sciences has been appointed as the acting Vice Chancellor of the University.

This is coming after the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olawatoyin Ogundipe, was sacked by the governing council of the institution during a meeting which was presided over by its Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. Wale Babalakin on Wednesday.

Remarking on the development, Ogundipe in a statement declared that the council’s decision “is untrue and a figment of its imagination.”

He also insisted that he remains the Vice Chancellor of the University.

However, the council in a statement released on Thursday by its Registrar and Secretary, Esq. Oladejo Azeez maintained that Ogundipe has been removed as the Vice chancellor of the University.

Azeez also urged the public to disregard the letter which purports to deny the VC’s removal by the Governing Council of the University.

“My attention has been drawn to a document circulating under the hand and signature of the former Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS.

“The letter purports to deny his removal by the Governing Council of University at its Emergency Meeting of Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

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