The previous vice-rector of the College of Lagos (UNILAG), prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, didn’t commit any monetary infraction that might justify his removing from workplace, revealed the report of a Particular Go to Panel to the college.
A press release on Wednesday in Abuja from the Director of Press and Public Relations on the Federal Ministry of Training, Ben-Bem Goong, mentioned the panel’s report was submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari, the college’s Customer.
The president, he mentioned, annulled the removing of Ogundipe by the college’s board of administrators, headed by Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), dissolved the board of administrators and reinstated the previous vice chancellor.
The assertion mentioned Ogundipe’s removing didn’t observe “due course of” as he didn’t have a chance to defend himself towards the costs towards him.
The panel additionally blamed the method adopted by the board led by Babalakin within the appointment of Prof. Omololu Soyombo as interim vice chancellor of the college, including that the method was inconsistent with the provisions of the regulation on the appointment of an interim vice chancellor.
He advisable that each one allegations raised towards Ogundipe and the college administration earlier than and after the structure of the Particular Go to Panel needs to be referred to the common Go to Panel for full investigation and obligatory suggestions.
“Mr. The President, after cautious evaluation of the report, permitted all of the Panel’s suggestions.
“Consequently, Professor Ogundipe is reinstated as Vice Chancellor of the College of Lagos.
“The Board of Administrators of the College of Lagos, chaired by Dr. BO Babalakin, is hereby dissolved.
“Mr. The president hopes that these measures will carry peace, stability, focus and course to the college,” mentioned the assertion.
As well as, the president of the UNILAG chapter of the Union of Educational Personnel of Universities (ASUU), Dr. Dele Ashiru, mentioned that the reintegration of Prof. Ogundipe will assure peace, progress and stability within the establishment.
Talking to The Nation on Wednesday, Ashiru described the Federal Authorities’s determination as a declare to the union’s place on the “authoritarian and dictatorial tendencies of the Governing Council led by Babalakin”.
The union chief praised the Federal Authorities for defending the reality, due course of and saving the nation’s college system from an undue dictatorship.
“It’s our perception that this determination by the College Customer will carry peace, stability and progress to our varsity.
“We thank the Customer, President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Minister of Training, Mallam Adamu Adamu, for enthroning the rule of regulation, due course of and justice at UNILAG,” he mentioned.