UNILAG Council appoints Omololu Soyombo as acting Vice-Chancellor

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Following the removal of Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) the institution’s Governing Council has appointed Prof. Omololu Soyombo to act as replacement.

A statement by the Registrar of UNILAG, Oladejo Azeez noted that Ogundipe was lawfully removed as vice-chancellor at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. He urged the general public to disregard the statement credited to the former VC saying he was still in charge.

Details of the public statement titled “RE NOTICE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON THE REMOVAL
OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR, UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, AKOKA-LAGOS” reads:

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“My attention has been drawn to a document circulating under the hand and Signature of the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos. Professor Oluwatoyin T Ogundipe, FAS the letter purports to deny his removal by the Governing Council of University at its Emergency Meeting of Wednesday, August 12, 2020

“For the avoidance of doubt, in my capacity as Registrar and Secretary to Council the only custodian of the minutes of Council and the authorizing officer on behalf of Council to issue official statements pertaining to all Council Affairs.

“Members of the public are hereby advised to totally disregard the statement attributed to the said former Vice-Chancellor.

“The position remains that he was lawfully removed by the Governing Council at a meeting fully attended by all council members.

“I also wish to use the opportunity to inform members of the public that Council at the said meeting duly appointed Professor Theophilus Omalolu Soyombo of The Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Lagos as Vice-Chancellor of the University in an acting capacity.”