President Buhari sends Special Visitation Panel to UNILAG over crisis

The Federal Government has directed the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the University of Lagos, Wale Babalakin, and the embattled Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe to recuse themselves from official duties, pending the outcome of the Special Visitation Panel set up by the President.

This was contained in a statement signed by Director Press in the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong.

The Babalakin-led Governing Council had, on August 12, sacked Professor Ogundipe as Vice-Chancellor over alleged financial recklessness and misconduct.

Ogundipe, however, rejected the Council’s decision, saying the University’s due process had not been followed.

The Senate of University, the school’s alumni, and ASUU also issued statements condemning Babalakin council’s action, which they say did not follow due process.

Babalakin in several media appearances however insisted that he followed due process in removing Professor Ogundipe as vice chancellor.

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