Security has been tightened around the Senate building of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) as its Senate and ASUU hold separate meetings on Thursday to discuss recent developments.
The Senate meets at the Ade Ajayi Main auditorium to discuss the sudden removal of Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as Vice Chancellor by the Governing Council in Abuja on Wednesday.
The University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has also scheduled a congress for today, Thursday to discuss Ogundipe’s removal.
Prof Theophilus Soyombo of the Faculty of Science was announced Acting Vice Chancellor in the wee hours of Thursday by the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr. Oladejo Azeez.
Access to the Senate Building, the administrative hub of the University, housing the offices of the Vice-Chancellor, other principal officers as well as the Senate Chamber, was restricted. Visitors and members of staff without offices in the building were not allowed in.
The situation may have forced the Senate to move its meeting, which is ongoing, to the main auditorium.
Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are also scheduled to hold a Congress to debate Ogundipe’s removal. It was learnt that ASUU has warned Soyombo not to resume.
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