The level of security around the Senate building of the University of Lagos has been tightened as its Senate converge for a meeting at the Ade Ajayi Main auditorium to discuss the sudden removal of Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as Vice Chancellor by the Governing Council in Abuja on Wednesday.
In the early hours of Thursday, Prof Theophilus Soyombo of the Faculty of Science was announced the Acting Vice Chancellor by the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr. Oladejo Azeez.
Access to the Senate Building, the administrative hub of the University, housing the offices of the Vice Chancellor, other principal officers as well as the Senate Chamber, is being restricted. In the same vein,Visitors and members of staff without offices in the building were not allowed in.
The current situation may have also prompted the Senate to move its meeting, which is ongoing, to the main auditorium as the members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are also scheduled to hold a Congress to debate the removal of Ogundipe.