UNILAG: Ogundipe Vindicated, Reinstated As Vice Chancellor
By Trek Africa Newspaper
There are indications that the suspended Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has been reinstated.
Reports has it that Ogundipe was exonerated by the presidential panel that investigated the crisis that engulfed the institution due to the disagreement between him and popular businessman, Wale Babalakin, who was, until a few weeks ago, the Pro Chancellor/Council Chairman.
The governing council of the University of Lagos had removed Ogundipe as the VC, a move that stirred protests by the Senate and some other staff.
As the drama unfolded, President Muhammadu Buhari, as visitor to the University, removed Prof. Theophilus Soyombo, the Acting Vice Chancellor appointed by Babalakin and appointed Prof Folashade Ogunsola to act as the VC pending the report of the visitation committee.
Confirming this on his Facebook book page, renowned broadcast journalist, Babajide Kolade-Otitoju wrote, ”Unilag VC reinstated!The truth prevails. We said it that Babalakin was wrong.”
Meanwhile, calls put across to authority in the institution for further clarifications have not been answered before publication.