The Senate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has kicked against the sack of Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as Vice-Chancellor of the institution by the Governing Council.
POLITICS NIGERIA understands that the Senate also kicked against the appointment of Prof Omololu Soyombo as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
According to a resolution agreed on after a meeting held on Thursday by 88 members, the institution’s Senate said the dismissal of Ogundipe was null and void.
They noted that the removal of Ogundipe was against the institution’s regulation, adding that the Council removed Ogundipe without giving him fair hearing over allegations of gross misconduct and acts of corruption.
The Senate said: “Part of the condition for the removal of a Vice Chancellor is that a joint committee of the Senate and Governing Council must sit and investigate with three representatives from each side but the Senate was never represented, the Senate was never consulted, the Senate never knew the allegations against their member.
“The removal of Prof Ogundipe did not follow the Act establishing the university. He was not given fair hearing and the opportunity to defend himself.
“The Senate, therefore, rejects the removal of Prof Ogundipe and the appointment of an Acting VC,”
Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.