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A brief recap of the rumpus. On August 12, 2020, the UNILAG Governing Council, then under the headship of Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), in a majority vote, at a decisive meeting of the body, relieved the just reinstated VC of his appointment (then), following allegations of abuse of office, financial recklessness and many infractions in award of contracts. This action, expectedly, did not go down well with Prof. Ogundipe and as such immediately headed to court to contest the Governing Council’s decision.

The directive was handed down by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu in a statement signed by his Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben Goong and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.

Oladele spoke with The Eagle Online after the Federal Government told the Chairman of the Governing Council, Dr. Wale Babalakin, and the suspended Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, to recuse themselves from duties until the Visitation Panel set up by President Buhari concludes its investigation.