The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has hailed the appointment of Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the 12th Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Akoka.
Amosun, in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Dayo Adeneye, said the appointment of Ogundipe, by the Governing Council of the institution, is very appropriate and commendable.
He also described Ogundipe, an alumnus of UNILAG and an illustrious son of Ogun State, who rose to become a Professor of the Department of Botany, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics and Research) and also Director of Academic Planning, as being in the right person to better understand and find workable resolutions to the challenges facing the institution.
“Being an old student and a thoroughbred academician, he is in a good stead to properly articulate, formulate and implement policies that will continue to place UNILAG among the front line universities in the country”, he added.
Soliciting the support of the Senate, academic and non academic staff as well as students of the university for Ogundipe, Amosun prayed that God will give him the wisdom needed for a successful tenure.