President Buhari Reinstates UNILAG VC Ogundipe, Dissolves Governing Council

Posted on November 11, 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari has reinstated the embattled Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, who was suspended in August.

The president also dissolved the Governing Council of the university, formerly chaired by Dr. Wale Babalakin.

In a statement on Wednesday morning, the spokesperson of the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Ben Gooong, said the president hopes these steps will bring peace, stability, focus and direction to the University.

According to President Buhari, the initial removal of Ogundipe by the governing council did not follow due process.

“The Vice Chancellor was not granted an opportunity to defend himself on the allegations upon which his removal was based. He should accordingly be re-instated,” he said.

UNILAG was embroiled in a crisis that led to the controversial removal of Prof. Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor by the Wale Babalakin-led governing council of the university on August 12.

The federal government intervened in the crises by asking both Messrs Ogundipe and Babalakin to step aside until the conclusion of its investigation into the crisis.

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