President Muhammadu Buhari has reinstated Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos. The President added that his earlier removal did not follow due process.
The Presidency disclosed this in a social media statement on Tuesday.
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President @MBuhari has approved all the recommendations of the Report of the Special Visitation Panel to the University of Lagos. Among the recommendations are the reinstatement of Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe as the Vice Chancellor, as his removal did not follow due process.
— Government of Nigeria (@NigeriaGov) November 11, 2020
What you should know: Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe was sacked by the school’s governing council in August 2020. the Governing council accused him of “serious acts of wrongdoings, gross misconduct, financial recklessness and abuse of office.”
On Wednesday, the Presidency said the order to sack the VC failed to follow due process and ordered his reinstatement as VC of the UNILAG.
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“President Buhari has approved all the recommendations of the Report of the Special Visitation Panel to the University of Lagos. Among the recommendations are the reinstatement of Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe as the Vice-Chancellor, as his removal did not follow due process,” the FG announced.
“The Panel also recommended that all allegations made against the Vice-Chancellor and the management of the University before & after Constitution of the Special Visitation Panel should be referred to regular Visitation Panel for thorough investigation & necessary recommendations.
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“Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe is hereby reinstated as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos. —The Governing Council of the University of Lagos is hereby dissolved.
“Mr. President hopes these steps will bring peace, stability, focus and direction to the University of Lagos,” it added.
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