Members of staff and students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, as well as parents have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for returning Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe back to his seat as the Vice-Chancellor of that institution of higher learning.
Professor Ogundipe, who had been on suspension since August following his purported sack by the then Dr Wale Babalakin’s led governing council over alleged infractions and the subsequent crisis that followed was reinstated on Wednesday by the Federal Government.
The staff’s members and students and also parents said President Buhari action was a welcome and suitable development as it was based according to them on fairness and truth.
They said it was now that UNILAG would enjoy peace, stability and genuine progress that had eluded the university in the last few months.
The chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the branch, Dr Dele Ashiru and his counterpart in charge of Non- Academic Staff Union (NASU), Mr Kehinde Ajibade, as well as that of the parent forum of the university, Mr Babatunde Majekodunmi, gave this position as their immediate reactions in a separate interview with Nigerian Tribune on Wednesday.
Aside from the chairman of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) of the branch Mr Sola Sowunmi, who refused to comment on the excuse that he was still studying the situation, some management staff also spoken to expressed happiness over the news.