By Folasade Adeniran
Lagos – Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday congratulated Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe on his appointment as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (Unilag).
“Being a product of the university himself, I am proud to say that his appointment is thoroughly deserved; Prof. Ogundipe does not need any introduction in the academic world.
“He has distinguished himself in the service of the prestigious University of Lagos over the years and his leadership skills are not in doubt,” Ambode said in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Habib Aruna.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) had reported that the university’s Governing Council at the end of its meeting on Oct. 27, approved the appointment of Ogundipe as the 12th Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
Ambode, an alumnus of the university, noted that Ogundipe had over the years proved his competence in the academia.
He said it was based on his professionalism and integrity that his administration appointed him as the Chairman of the Lagos State Research and Innovation Council in June this year.
“He has risen through the ranks to the pinnacle of his career,” the governor added.
Ambode, while acknowledging the strides of the outgoing, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rahmon Bello, expressed confidence that Ogundipe would bring his wealth of experience to bear in building on the enviable legacies of the university in the next five years.
“I am totally confident that Unilag is destined for greater heights; I want to, on behalf of the people of Lagos State, congratulate him and wish him the very best throughout his tenure.”