There was jubilation on the Akoka, Yaba campus of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) when news of the reinstatement of Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the institution’s Vice Chancellor filtered in last night.
The Nation learnt that the Federal Government had approved the White Paper by the Visitation Panel which investigated Ogundipe’s removal by the Wale Babalakin-led Governing Council and other allegations levelled against him and others.
A source confirmed that Education Minister Malam Adamu Adamu would today announce his reinstatement at a news conference in Abuja.
Ogundipe was said to have received his letter and expected to return to Lagos from Abuja today.
A lecturer at the university who said the institution was jubilant about the news, said: “No details yet. He collected the letter today but will come in from Abuja tomorrow.”
Another worker (names withheld) said: “I heard from people close to him. I think it must be true.”
The various chat groups of workers of the varsity were burstling with jubilation last night. Some posted praise songs and congratulating the embattled vice chancellor.
One of such reads: “Three Gbosa for our victorious reinstated Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, PROFESSOR OLUWATOYIN OGUNDIPE
Gbosa! Gbosa!! Gbosa!!!”
Another reads: “You are the Lord, that is your name, You will never share Your Glory with any man, You will never Share Your Glory with anybody, ALMIGHTY GOD THAT IS YOUR NAME.”