At the end of the meeting of the Governing Council of the University of Lagos (Unilag) on Friday, 27th October, 2017, the Council approved the appointment of Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the 12th Vice Chancellor of the University.
On Monday, 30th October, 2017, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, congratulated Professor Ogundipe on his new appointment as Vice Chancellor.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Habib Aruna, the Governor expressed that the appointment of Professor Ogundipe was thoroughly deserved, saying that the Professor had proved his competence in the academia over the years.
“Professor Ogundipe does not need any introduction in the academic world. He has distinguished himself in the service of the prestigious University of Lagos over the years and his leadership skills are not in doubt.
“Being a product of the university itself, I am proud to say that his appointment is thoroughly deserved. His proven track record in the academia is there for all to see and steadily he has risen through the ranks to the pinnacle of his career,” Governor Ambode said.
The Governor, while acknowledging the strides of the outgoing UNILAG Vice Chancellor, Prof. Rahmon Bello, expressed confidence that Professor Ogundipe would bring his wealth of experience to bear to build upon the enviable legacies of the University in the next five years.
“With Professor Ogundipe at the helm of affair of our great citadel of learning, I am totally confident that UNILAG is destined for greater heights. I want to, on behalf of the people of Lagos State, congratulate him and wish him the very best throughout his tenure,” he said.