The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has today, 12th August 2020  sacked Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the Vice-Chancellor of the Institution.

The decision was made at the council's meeting which was held at the headquarters of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Abuja.

He was accused of Financial impropriety and gross misconduct.

In attendance at the meeting, seven members voted for the removal of Ogundipe (UNILAG VC), four voted against it while one member voted for his suspension.

The Statement of his removal which was released by the council read

The statement was titled “Notice to the general public on the removal of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos.”

 The statement read,” The general public is hereby notified that at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday, 12th August 2020 and in accordance with the statutory powers vested in it by law, the Governing Council of the University of Lagos removed Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS, from office as the Vice-Chancellor of the university with immediate effect. “The decision was based on Council’s investigations of serious acts of wrongdoing, gross misconduct, financial recklessness and abuse of office against Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS.

 “Thank you.”

Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has since reacted to the news saying he still remains the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos.


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