President Muhammadu Buhari has said that removal of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe, did not follow due process.
Consequently, the president said Ogundipe should be reinstated.
The government said the process adopted by the council in the appointment of Prof. Omololu Soyombo as acting Vice-Chancellor of the University was inconsistent with the provisions of the law relating to the appointment of an acting Vice-Chancellor.
The decision was contained in a statement issues on Wednesday by the Director (Press and Public Relations) in the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Ben Goong, entitled: ‘Re: Report of the Special Visitation Panel to the University of Lagos’ which also dissolved Governing Council chaired by Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN).
The statement reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Visitor to the University of Lagos has approved the Report of the Special Visitation Panel to the University of Lagos.