Buhari Reinstates Suspended UNILAG VC, Ogundipe

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Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Vice Chancellor of the University of , who suspended, has been reinstated, The PUNCH .

This contained a statement from the Ministry of ’s Director Press and Relations, Ben-Bem Goong, on Wednesday.

The statement titled, ‘Re: of special visitation panel to UNILAG’.

It read part, “President Buhari, GCFR, Commander--Chief of the of the and Visitor to the University of has approved the of the Special Visitation Panel to the University of .

“The highlights of the findings and recommendations approved by Mr. President are as follows – the removal of Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe as the Vice Chancellor did not follow due process.

“The Vice Chancellor was not granted an opportunity to defend himself on the allegations upon which his removal was based. He should accordingly be re-instated.

“All allegations made against the Vice Chancellor and the management of the University before and after the of the Special Visitation Panel should be referred to regular Visitation Panel for thorough investigation and recommendations.

“The process adopted by the Council in the appointment of Professor Omololu Soyombo as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University was inconsistent with the provisions of the relating to the appointment of an Acting Vice-Chancellor.

“The Governing Council should be dissolved.

“Mr. President after careful review of the has approved all the recommendations of the Panel.

‘Accordingly, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe is hereby reinstated as the Vice Chancellor of the University of .

“The Governing Council of the Chaired by Dr. B. O. Babalakin is hereby dissolved. Mr. President hopes these steps will bring , stability, focus and direction to the University.”

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