Sacked UNILAG VC heads to court
Previous Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has made a beeline for court following his expulsion from office by the administering board of the foundation.
In a notification routed to the administering chamber of the establishment by Ogundipe’s legal counselor Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), the fired VC claimed that the Council penetrated every known principle of common equity and area 36 of the 1999 Constitution in purportedly expelling him from his situation as he was never heard or ever constructed to confront any board or Committee to protect himself against charges of unapproved consumption of University reserves.
Ozekhome additionally disclosed to The Nation;
The Council penetrated every known standard of regular equity and area 36 of the 1999 Constitution in purportedly evacuating him as VC, as he was never heard or ever constructed to confront any board or Committee to guard himself against claims of unapproved use of college supports prompting his indicated expulsion from office.
“It is accepted that even the Representative of the Federal Ministry of Education, Prince Adetokunbo Adebanjo, had additionally fought the procedures, and casted a ballot against the VC’s evacuation by WhatsApp message as was coordinated by Dr Babalakin ( the executive of Council) even without the VC.
“One of the issues in conflict separated from refusal of reasonable hearing is that the democratic procedure was in a general sense defective as votes of the individuals who casted a ballot against the VC’s evacuation like Prince Adebanjo were supposedly not checked.
“The UNILAG Act accessible to us clarifies that the VC should initially be attempted by a joint Committee of the Senate and Council before any suggestion for his expulsion is sent to the Council for discussion and activity.
“And still, after all that, the Council can’t expel him without the Senate initially agreeing, which were all said never to have occurred.
“The Registrar of the University and Secretary to Council, Oladejo Azeez, had quickly distributed a “Notice to the General Public on the Removal of the Vice Chancellor University of Lagos.
“All partners of UNILAG and the overall population to ignore this naughty disinformation about the sitting bad habit Chancellor of UNILAG. Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, who he said still remains the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos”.