BREAKING: Theophilus Soyombo Becomes Unilag New Vice-Chancellor

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The Governing Council of the University of Lagos on Thursday appointed Prof. Theophilus Soyombo as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the institution.

A statement by the Registrar/ Secretary to the Council, Oladejo Azeez, said the Council made the appointment at a meeting held in the early hours of Thursday in Abuja.

As announced, the new acting VC is Professor Theophilus Omololu Soyombo of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the university.

Although Ogundipe claimed in a statement that the council’s decision “is untrue and a figment of its imagination.” He also insisted that he remains the Vice Chancellor of the University.

The new statement by the Registrar/Secretary to the council of UNILAG, Oladejo Azeez urged the public to disregard the claim by Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe that he remains the substantive Vice Chancellor of UNILAG.

The statement reads:

“My attention has been drawn to a document circulating under the hand and signature of the former Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS.

“The letter purports to deny his removal by the Governing Council of University at its Emergency Meeting of Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

”For the avoidance of doubt, I am in my capacity as Registrar and Secretary to Council the only custodian of the minutes of Council and the authorizing officer on behalf of Council to issue official statements pertaining to all Council Affairs.

“Members of the public are hereby advised to totally disregard the statement attributed to the said former Vice Chancellor.

“The position remains that he was lawfully removed by the Governing Council at a meeting fully attended by all Council members.

“I also wish to use the opportunity to inform members of the public that Council at the said meeting duly appointed Professor Theophilus Omololu Soyomboof the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos as Vice Chancellor of the University in an Acting Capacity”.

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