Afeez Hanafi

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday described the appointment of the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, as a testimony to his academic excellence.

Ambode congratulated the VC and expressed confidence in his ability to lead the university to greater heights.

The governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, said Ogundipe’s appointment was based on his professionalism and integrity.

He added that such qualities made his administration to appoint Ogundipe as the Chairman of the Lagos State Research and Innovation Council in June 2017.

The statement read, “Prof. 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.

“With Prof. Ogundipe at the helm of the 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.”

The university’s Governing Council had at the end of its meeting on Friday  approved the appointment of Ogundipe as the  12th vice-chancellor of the institution.

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