Professor Theophilus Soyombo has been appointed as the acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos by the Governing Council on Thursday.
Following the removal of Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the VC of the institution by the Council headed by Dr. Wale Babalakin SAN on Wednesday, the Registrar/Secretary to the Council, Oladejo Azeez released a statement to the public urging them to disregard the claim by Prof Ogundipe that he remains the VC of UNILAG.
The Secretary also announced Prof Soyombo as the acting VC. He said
“ I also wish to use the opportunity to inform members of the public that council at the said meeting duly appointed Professor Theophilus Omololu Soyombo of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Lagos as Vice Chancellor of the University in an acting capacity.”
However, the UNILAG chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called for an emergency meeting for Thursday to discuss Prof Ogundipe’s removal, as the union accused the Governing Council Chairman, Dr Wale Babalakin of masterminding the dismissal of Prof Ogundipe.