A major administrative crisis has engulfed the University of Lagos as the embattled Vice Chancellor, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe whose sack was earlier announced by the varsity’s Registrar, Oladelo Azeez has dismissed the purported sack as a ruse.
Azeez had earlier announced that the vice chancellor was sacked by the Governing House of the University after their meeting in Abuja.
But, in a swift response, the vice chancellor said he remains in office and has not been relieved of his appointment.
In a statement following the Registrar’s announcement of the Governing Council’s decision to remove him, Ogundipe said the removal was a figment of the Registrar’s imagination.
The statement titled: “Notice to the General Public on the Removal of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos by Oladejo Azeez, Esq” reads:
“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.”