The University of Lagos (Unilag) Registrar and Secretary to Council, Oladejo Azeez, has announced the appointment of Professor Theophilus Soyombo of the Faculty of Social Sciences as the Vice-Chancellor of the University in an Acting Capacity.
This is in reaction to a document circulating under the hand and signature of the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, denying that he had been sacked.
The letter purports to deny his removal by the Governing Council of the University at its Emergency Meeting of Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
According to him, “For the avoidance of doubt, I am in my capacity as Registrar and Secretary to Council the only custodian of the minutes of Council and the authorizing officer on behalf of Council to issue official statements pertaining to all Council Affairs.
“Members of the public are hereby advised to totally disregard the statement attributed to the said former Vice-Chancellor.
“The position remains that he was lawfully removed by the Governing Council at a meeting fully attended by all Council members.
“I also wish to use the opportunity to inform members of the public that Council at the said meeting duly appointed Professor Theophilus Omololu Soyombo of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Lagos, as Vice-Chancellor of the University in an Acting Capacity.”