Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the suspended vice-chancellor (VC) of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), is set to be reinstated on Wednesday by the federal government.


TheCable had reported how Ogundipe was removed by the varsity’s governing council on August 12 during a meeting presided over by Wale Babalakin, its former pro-chancellor and chairman.

Amid the crisis that rocked the institution thereafter, the council had proceeded by naming Omololu Soyombo as the acting VC in a decision that members of the council had said ridiculed the university’s procedures.

On Wednesday, Ben Goong, spokesman of the ministry of education, told TheCable Lifestyle that the reinstatement of the suspended VC would be addressed on the same day.


The new development comes on the back of the findings of a panel earlier deployed by the federal government to investigate the crisis at UNILAG.

Following the federal government’s intervention, Ogundipe and Babalakin had stepped aside pending the conclusion of its investigation but the latter had resigned as the governing council chairperson the day the panel’s report was submitted.

The former pro-chancellor also stepped down from his position as the chairperson of the ASUU-FGN agreement renegotiation team, stating that he disagreed with the government on the composition of the investigative visitation panel.


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