The cat and mouse game between Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe and Wale Babalakin blew open last February when Babalakin Petitioned The Minister Of Education , Malam Adamu Adamu, accusing the VC of running a one-man show in the preparations for the convocation ceremonies of the school.
Information reaching Ibyson Fortes’ Blog has it that the VC was sacked “ based on an investigation of serious acts of wrongdoing, gross misconduct, financial recklessness and abuse of office . ”
Spokesperson of Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, reacting to the University of Lagos (Unilag) crisis, has said that the Council has the power to “hire and fire” anybody
Also, The meeting that lead to his removal was presided over by its Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN).
During the voting process, (7)Seven members voted for the removal of the Vice Chancellor while (4) four voted against it. One of its member voted that he should rather be placed on suspension than sack
According to a circular signed by the Registrar and Secretary to Council, oladejo Azeez, Prof Olawatoyin: