Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday congratulated Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe on; his appointment as the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
At the end of its meeting last Friday, the university’s Governing Council approved the appointment; of Prof Ogundipe as the university’s 12th vice chancellor.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, the governor said Ogundipe’s appointment; was thoroughly deserved, adding that he had proven his competence in the academia for many years.
Ambode said it was because of his professionalism and integrity his administration appointed; Prof Ogundipe as the Chairman of the Lagos State Research and Innovation Council; last June.
The statement said: “Prof Ogundipe does not need any introduction in the academic world. He has distinguished himself in the service of the prestigious UNILAG over the years; and his leadership skills are not in doubt.
“Being a product of the university itself, I am proud to say his appointment is thoroughly deserved. His proven track record in the academia is; there for all to see and, steadily, he has risen through the ranks; to the pinnacle of his career.”
The governor, who acknowledged the strides of the outgoing vice chancellor; Prof. Rahmon Bello, expressed confidence that Prof Ogundipe would bring his wealth of experience; to further build upon the enviable legacies of the university in the next five years.
He added: “With Prof Ogundipe at the helm of affairs of our great citadel of learning; I am totally confident that UNILAG is; destined for greater heights.