By: Ikugbadi Oluwasegun
The Vice-Chancellor of the prestigious University of Lagos (UNILAG) Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, FAS, has been named the Afrikanwatch Vice-Chancellor and Man of the Year 2021.
The honour was bestowed on him, Saturday, August 21, 2021, at the African Gold Merit Awards and Annual Lecture organised by an international online investigative news outfit, Afrikanwatch Network Communications, at the College Hall of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Lagos.
According to the organisers, the determination of Professor Ogundipe to sustain the university’s pride, refusal to bow to unethical practices and pressure, his promotion of research, entrepreneurship and creativity among staff and students of the University of Lagos, and his demonstrated determination to surpass the feats of his predecessors in office were factors that were considered in his nomination for the award.
The Vice-Chancellor, who also doubled as Chairman of the day’s event, expressed delight at being honoured with the award.
Professor Ogundipe reeling out his numerous achievements being in the saddle at the University of Lagos, he charged everyone to be positive-minded about Nigeria.
“It is a good thing to be recognised and honoured,” he said.