Sacked Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, has rejected his dismissal by the Governing Council of the university.
The council reached the decision in its meeting at the Secretariat of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Abuja, on Wednesday.
But in a statement he personally signed, Ogundipe rejected the decision, saying he remains the institution’s vice chancellor.
He noted that his sack is “untrue”, while advising UNILAG stakeholders and the general public to disregard “this mischievous disinformation”.
“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,” the statement said.
“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.”
The Council said Ogundipe was removed after it found out serious acts of wrongdoing, financial recklessness, gross misconduct and abuse of office against his name.
While seven members voted to remove the vice chancellor, four others voted in his favour.