After the removal of Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as Vice Councillor of UNILAG, the governing council chaired by Wale Babalakin has announced the appointment of Prof. Theophilus Soyombo as the acting Vice-Chancellor of the school.
This appointment was disclosed in a statement by the registrar and secretary to the Council, Oladejo Azeez.
The statement reads, “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.
Meanwhile. the Federal Government has distanced itself from the reported sacking of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos by its Governing Council, saying it has not been briefed.
The Director of Press in the Federal Ministry of Education (FMoE), Ben Bem Goong, in a statement, said while the FMoE was awaiting a proper briefing from UNILAG authorities, it was important to reaffirm that the council had the power to hire and fire, but must follow due process.