The Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Omololu Soyombo, has stepped down with immediate effect, a few days after his appointment to acting capacity.
The governing council led by the Pro-Chancellor, Dr Wale Babalakin, had appointed Soyombo last Wednesday after it sacked UNILAG Vice-Chancellor, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.
In a statement he made on Saturday, Soyombo said he’s stepping down because the government had directed the UNILAG Senate to nominate an acting VC for the varsity.
“With this, I am stepping down with immediate effect as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university. I wish to express my sincere appreciation to all members of staff and our dear students, the staff unions, alumni, and the general public for their wonderful support and cooperation in the past 10 days since my appointment as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university on 12th August,”
Professor Soyombo has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Essex, England.
It should be recalled that the former Vice-chancellor Ogundipe, who became Vice-chancellor in 2017, was sacked on the grounds of alleged gross misconduct.