The Governor Council of the University of Lagos has appointed Professor Theophilus Omololu Soyombo as the Vice-Chancellor in an Acting Capacity.
This was disclosed in a statement Wednesday signed by Oladejo Azeez, Registrar and Secretary to Council. He said Council “duly appointed Professor Theophilus Omololu Soyombo of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos as the Vice-Chancellor of the University in an Acting Capacity.”
He made the announcement while asking members of the public to disregard a claim by the former Vice-Chancellor Professor Oluwatoyin T.Ogundipe, FAS that he remains the VC despite an earlier announcement of his removal on the orders of the University’s Council.
The Registrar said: “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 Soyombo of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos as the Vice-Chancellor of the University in an Acting Capacity.