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UNILAG governing council sacks Vice Chancellor, Professor Toyin Ogundipe

Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has been sacked by the governing council of the institution.

Ogundipe’s removal was announced during the meeting of the Governing Council of the institution which held at the National Universities Commission (NUC) building in Abuja on Wednesday August 12.

Seven members of the council voted for the removal of Ogundipe as Vice-Chancellor while four others voted against the motion for his sack.  One of the members voted that he should rather be placed on suspension. The meeting was presided over by its Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN). He is expected to announce a new Vice-Chancellor of the University by 5pm today.

A statement released by the council states that Ogundipe was removed for acts of wrongdoing, gross misconduct, financial recklessness and abuse of office.

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