Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), has been removed by the governing council of the institution.
Ogundipe’s removal was announced on Wednesday during a meeting of the varsity’s governing council at the National Universities Commission (NUC) headquarters in Abuja.
While seven members of the council voted for his removal, four voted against it. One member, however, voted that he be placed on suspension.
The meeting was presided over by Wale Babalakin, pro-chancellor and chairman of the council.
Babalakin and Ogundipe have been at loggerheads since March over the institution’s 51st convocation, which was abruptly cancelled just before it started.
Adamu Adamu, minister of education, had asked the institution to suspend the ceremony after the chancellor accused the management of not following due process in reaching its decision as regards the event.
But Ogundipe insisted that the university followed the pro-chancellor’s directives and did not contravene any law.
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