The Federal Government has restored suspended Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
This information was passed on Wednesday in a communique by the Ministry of Education’s Director Press and Public Relations, Ben-Bem Goong.
The statement titled, “Re: Report Of The Special Visitation Panel To University Of Lagos,” was made public to the press.
The communique stated that this decision was reached by President Muhammadu Buhari after he approved the investigation that was carried out by the Special Visitation Panel on the issues affecting the institution.
The report added that the suspension of the Professor did not follow the accepted process.
It adds that “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.”