Industrial unions in the University of Lagos, UNILAG, acting under the sponsorship of Joint Staff Union, JSU, are now holding a Congress where the issue of the sack of the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, by the Governing Council is the main reason
The unions involved in the meeting are the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU, the National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, and the Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU.
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However, the Congress is still on, it was recieved that an ultimatum of 24 or 48 hours would be given the Council to reverse the removal of the VC.
Recall that the Council, headed by Dr Wale Babalakin, SAN, had on Wednesday in Abuja, announced the sack of Ogundipe.
Babalakin and Ogundipe have been on bad terms over some matters relating to the holding of this year’s convocation by the school.
Ogundipe was accused by Babalakin of not carrying the Council along in the preparations for the event.
He petitioned the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who ordered the National Universities Commission, NUC, to stop the ceremony,.
The action led to ASUU declaring Babalakin as an unwanted visitor on campus.