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UNILAG Appoints New Acting Vice Chancellor

The Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has appointed Professor Omololu Soyombo as Acting Vice Chancellor of the university.

Naija News reports that Soyombo is a professor attached to the Faculty of Social Sciences, UNILAG.

Recall that the Governing Council of UNILAG had earlier sacked Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe as the university’s vice chancellor.

But the sacked VC in a statement rejected his dismissal, describing it as untrue.

A statement signed by the institution’s Registrar and Secretary to Council, Oladejo Azeez, confirmed the appointment of Soyombo as VC in acting capacity.

He also advised members of the public to disregard Ogundipe’s statement.

My attention has been drawn to a document circulating under the hand and signature of the former Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS. The letter purports to deny his removal by the Governing Council of University at its Emergency Meeting of Wednesday, August 12, 2020,” the statement said.

“For the avoidance of doubt, I am in my capacity as Registrar and Secretary to Council the only custodian of the minutes of Council and the authorizing officer on behalf of the council to issue official statements pertaining to all council affairs.

“Members of the public are hereby advised to totally disregard the statement attributed to the said former Vice Chancellor. The position remains that he was lawfully removed by the Governing Council at a meeting fully attended by all Council members.

I also wish to use the opportunity to inform members of the public that Council at the said meeting duly appointed Professor Omololu Soyombo of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos as Vice Chancellor of the university in an Acting Capacity.”

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