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Months after Babalakin’s sack, Pres. Buhari reinstates Ogundipe as Unilag VC

…dissolves Governing Council

 

Several months after President Muhammadu Buhari sacked University of Lagos Governing Council Chair, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), he has reinstated Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the Vice-Chancellor with immediate effect.

Persecondnews had reported that in the aftermath of the crisis, Buhari instituted a visitation panel.

On Wednesday the government said following the report of the presidential visitation panel: “The removal of Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe as the Vice-Chancellor did not follow due process.”

“Mr. President after careful review of the report has approved all the recommendations of the Panel. Accordingly: Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe is hereby reinstated as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos.”

A statement by the spokesman for the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Ben-Bem Goong said Buhari has also dissolved the UNILAG Governing Council.

“Mr. President hopes these steps will bring peace, stability, focus and direction to the University,” it said.

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