The University of Lagos, UNILAG Senate on The Senate of the rejected the appointment of Professor Omololu Soyombo as the acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
The Senate during a meeting on Thursday rejected the removal of Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as Vice-Chancellor of the institution by the Governing Council.
TrueTalk News recalls Governing Council of UNILAG led by Wale Babalakin, Pro-Chancellor had earlier sacked Professor Ogundipe, accusing him of gross misconduct and acts of corruption.
The sacked VC in a statement rejected his dismissal, describing it as untrue.
But the 88 members strong Senate led by Prof Chioma Ago, a former Dean of the Faculty of Law, said the removal of Ogundipe was against UNILAG’s regulation.
The group stated that the Council removed Ogundipe without giving him the opportunity to defend himself.
They also kicked against the appointment of Prof Omololu Soyombo as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
“Part of the condition for the removal of a Vice-Chancellor is that a joint committee of the Senate and Governing Council must sit and investigate with three representatives from each side but the Senate was never represented, the Senate was never consulted, the Senate never knew the allegations against their member.
“The removal of Prof Ogundipe did not follow the Act establishing the university. He was not given fair hearing and the opportunity to defend himself.
“The Senate, therefore, rejects the removal of Prof Ogundipe and the appointment of an Acting VC,” a member, who attended the meeting, told SaharaReporters.