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UNILAG: Babalakin Revealed Why Toyin Ogundipe Was Removed As Vice Chancellor

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Pro-Chancellor and chairman of Governing Council, University of Lagos (UNILAG) Dr. Wale Babalakin has finally spoken up on the leadership tussle bewildering University administration.

Babalakin While speaking with press men said Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe’s removal as Vice-Chancellor followed due process.

He added that Ogundipe was given opportunity to defend himself against allegations of financial misappropriation.

Addressing reporters on Friday at the MMA2 arrival hall, Babalakin said the Council indicted Ogundipe of looting and reckless mismanagement of University funds.

He said Ogundipe renovated his official quarters for N49 million without approval from Council and allocated N41 million to the University Bursar to renovate his residence to cover up.

Babalakin also claimed that Ogundipe was protesting his removal wrongly.

Rather than go to court, he said the law requires he should write an appeal to the Visitor.

Naija News recalls that theSenate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Thursday rejected the appointment of Professor Omololu Soyombo as the acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.

 

The Senate during a meeting on Thursday rejected the removal of Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as Vice-Chancellor of the institution by the Governing Council.

 

Naija News recalls that the Governing Council of UNILAG led by Wale Babalakin, Pro-Chancellor had earlier sacked Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, accusing him of gross misconduct and acts of corruption.

 

But the 88 members strong Senate led by Prof Chioma Ago, a former Dean of the Faculty of Law, said the removal of Ogundipe was against UNILAG’s regulation.

 

The group stated that the Council removed Ogundipe without giving him the opportunity to defend himself.

 

They also kicked against the appointment of Prof Soyombo as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.