Federal Government has stated that removal of Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) by the then Chancellor, Afe Babalola panel, did not follow due process.
This is just as it further directed the reinstatement of the former varsity’s head to his previous position.
A statement by the Ministry of Education’s Director Press and Public Relations, Ben-Bem Goong, Wednesday, titled, “Re: Report Of The Special Visitation Panel To University Of Lagos,” explained that the decision was taken by President Muhammadu Buhari who approved the report of the Special Visitation Panel set up by the Federal Government to investigate the management crisis rocking the institution.
According to statement, panel submitted that the removal of Professor Ogundipe did not follow due process, a position approved by Buhari.
“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 Constitution of the Special Visitation Panel should be referred to regular Visitation Panel for a thorough investigation and necessary 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 Law relating to the appointment of an Acting Vice-Chancellor.
“The Governing Council should be dissolved.”