Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, has resumed work after his reinstatement by President Muhammadu Buhari.
It could be recalled that the VC was asked to step down by the Visitor of the university pending the outcome of an investigation over allegations of infractions and gross misconduct.
Ogundipe who resumed work on Thursday was received by members of staff of UNILAG, including top management personnel, at the Senate Building foyer.
Ogundipe urged the workers to allow peace to reign in the institution.
He said, “Let us all be united. It is not about the academic or non-academic staff; it is about UNILAG. Let us all work together and allow peace in this institution”.
Wale Babalakin, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the University of Lagos, and Ogundipe were earlier directed to disqualify themselves from official duties, pending the outcome of the Special Visitation Panel set up by the President, Muhammadu Buhari on August 21, 2020.
The UNILAG’s Governing Council, headed by Babalakin had removed Ogundipe at its meeting in Abuja on August 12, over allegations of infractions and gross misconduct.
The council, however, appointed Prof. Theophilus Omololu Soyombo of the Faculty of Social Sciences as the Acting Vice-Chancellor.
But Ogundipe denied the allegations and subsequently approached the court to challenge his removal.
In a bid to return calm to the university, the FG asked both Ogundipe and Babalakin to step aside until the panel was done with its investigation into the matter.
On Wednesday, Mr. President approved the reinstatement of Ogundipe, saying his removal by the Governing Council did not follow due process.
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