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BREAKING: Buhari reinstates suspended UNILAG VC, Ogundipe

Suspended Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has been reinstated.

This was contained in a statement from the Ministry of Education’s Director Press and Public Relations, Ben-Bem Goong, on Wednesday.

The statement was titled, ‘Re: Report of special visitation panel to UNILAG’.

It learns partly, “President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Visitor to the College of Lagos has authorized the Report of the Particular Visitation Panel to the University of Lagos.

“The highlights of the findings and suggestions authorized by Mr. President are as follows – the removing of Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe because the Vice Chancellor didn’t observe due course of.

“The Vice-Chancellor was not granted a possibility to defend himself on the allegations upon which his removal was based mostly. He ought to accordingly be re-instated.

“All allegations made towards the Vice-Chancellor and the administration of the College earlier than and after the Structure of the Particular Visitation Panel ought to be referred to common Visitation Panel for thorough investigation and crucial recommendations.

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“The method adopted by the Council within the appointment of Professor Omololu Soyombo as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University was inconsistent with the provisions of the Law regarding the appointment of an Acting Vice-Chancellor.

“The Governing Council ought to be dissolved.

“Mr. President after cautious overview of the report has authorized all of the suggestions of the Panel.

‘Accordingly, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe is hereby reinstated because the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos.

“The Governing Council of the University of Lagos Chaired by Dr. B. O. Babalakin is hereby dissolved. Mr. President hopes these steps will carry peace, stability, focus and path to the College.”

Particulars later…

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