In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 13th, August, 2020

UNILAG Names New Appearing VC

UNILAG Names New Acting VC




Prof. Theophilus Soyombo has emerged because the Ag. Vice Chancellor of the College of Lagos to switch Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe who was eliminated on Wednesday over allegations of misconduct and others.


The announcement was made by UNILAG’s Governing Council. 


Soyombo’s appointment was introduced in an announcement by the Registrar and Secretary to Council Oladejo Azeez, who additionally famous that Ogundipe was lawfully eliminated by Council.


Ogundipe had described his removing as null and void, saying it didn’t observe the method for removing as contained in Part 17 of the College of Lagos Act.


Nevertheless Azeez famous the Council selected Soyombo, who’s of the College of Social Sciences on the similar assembly the place Ogundipe was eliminated.


The assertion reads: “My consideration has been drawn to a doc circulating underneath the hand and signature of the previous Vice Chancellor of College of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS. The letter purports to disclaim his removing by the Governing Council of College at its Emergency Assembly of Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

“For the avoidance of doubt, I’m in my capability as Registrar and Secretary to Council the one custodian of the minutes of Council and the authorising officer on behalf of Council to subject official statements pertaining to all Council Affairs.

“Members of the general public are hereby suggested to completely disregard the assertion attributed to the mentioned former Vice Chancellor. The place stays that he was lawfully eliminated by the Governing Council at a gathering totally attended by all Council members.

“I additionally want to use the chance to tell members of the general public that Council on the mentioned assembly duly appointed Professor Theophilus Omololu Soyombo of the College of Social Sciences, College of Lagos as Vice Chancellor of the College in an Appearing Capability.”


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In the meantime, the UNILAG chapter of the Educational Workers Union of Universities (ASUU) has summoned an emergency Congress for Thursday on the Council Chamber lobby to debate Ogundipe’s removing.


The union condemned Ogundipe’s removing, accusing the Governing Council chairman, Dr. Wale Babalakin of masterminding it.


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