Reinstated VC receives hero’s welcome.
The reinstated Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has dismissed as false allegations that he is compiling a list of workers for sacking.
Ogundipe, who was welcomed by jubilant staff members of UNILAG, said this as he resumed on Thursday at the school’s Senate Building.
Recall that Checkout Magazine had reported that Ogundipe was sacked by the Dr Wale Babalakin-led governing council of UNILAG on August 12.
However, on November 10, he was reinstated by the President, Major-General Mohammadu Buhari (retd.) after a visitation panel report.
He said, “Our commitment must be in moving this university forward and we must unite. Some people are saying that I have a list of people I want to sack and punish. I have no such list. I do not have any list of anyone to be sacked; I have not seen any list. Let’s work together and move the university forward. You have invested years of your lives into this university. It is not about academic or non-academic staff, it is about moving the university forward.”
Ogundipe who described his reinstatement as divine appreciated President Buhari for insisting that due process must be followed during the crisis.
He also thanked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola and all the staff unions in the school among others for their support.
“My return to office is not by power but by divine intervention,” he said.
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