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UPDATE: Unilag Senate passes vote of no confidence in Governing Council as joint unions demand reversal of VC’s removal


The Senate, University of Lagos has passed a vote of no confidence in the university’s Governing Council led by the Pro-Chancellor; Dr Wale Babalakin.

Briefing newsmen shortly after its emergency meeting which held today, Representative of the Senate; Professor Chioma Agomo said the Senate unanimously condemned the purported removal of the Vice-Chancellor; Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.

She stated that the reports received from the Senate’s representative in Council established their position that the Vice-Chancellor’s purported removal as done by the Council, was in bad faith and without compliance with extant laws required for such action.

Professor Agomo further said the university’s Senate saw the council’s decision as high handed and called on the visitor to the university; President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately dissolve the university’s governing council

Meanwhile, the four staff unions in the University of Lagos; Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU; Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASUU; Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU and National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, on Thursday, August 13, 2020, condemned the decisions of the Governing Council from the purported removal of the university’s 12th Vice-Chancellor; Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, to the appointment of Professor Omololu Shoyombo in acting capacity.

The resolutions at a joint congress of the four unions which held on Thursday, August 13, 2020, on the university’s campus included a call on the Federal Ministry of Education to immediately reverse the removal of Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as Vice-Chancellor and a disbanding of the present Governing Council led by Dr Wale Babalakin.

Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe who attended the congress used the avenue to solicit continued peace on campus with a call on all stakeholders to see themselves as builders.

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