The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Professor Olawatoyin Ogundipe, has been sacked by the governing council of the institution.
His removal was announced during the meeting of the Governing Council of the institution which was presided over by its Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN) at the National Universities Commission (NUC) building in Abuja on Wednesday.
A statement released by the council said Ogundipe was removed due to his gross misconduct, financial recklessness and abuse of office.
“The general public is hereby notified that at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday 12 August 2020 and in accordance with the statutory power vested in it by law, the Governing Council of the University of Lagos removed Prof. Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS from office as Vice-Chancellor of the University with immediate effect.
“The decision was based on the Council’s investigation of serious acts of wrongdoing, gross misconduct, financial recklessness, and abuse of office against Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe.” the statement read.
Also, the Pro-Chancellor is expected to announce a new Vice-Chancellor of the University later.