The Pro-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and chairman of governing council, Dr. Wale Babalakin has revealed that the Council followed due process in the removal of Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.
Babalakin stated this when he briefed journalists in Lagos, noting that under the laws of the university, voting on controversial issues was either done in secret or in the open.
Babalakin said: “The confusion is that most people don’t know how governing council operates. There was full compliance of the law in the removal of Prof Ogundipe,
“The issue has been lingering on for a long time. Series of attempts were made to reconcile but the VC was not forthcoming,
But the Committee of Vice Chancellors said Prof. Ogundipe should have been given an opportunity to defend himself, adding that the appointment of an acting Vice Chancellor outside the three deputy Vice Chancellors of the institution, goes against the laws establishing Nigerian universities.