House of Representatives committee on public procurement, which investigated corruption allegation against the past and present principal officers of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has absolved the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe and others of any corruption.
The sixteen-member committee which was headed by Oluwole Oke, said contrary to the report of violations of extant laws and corruption allegations levedlled against the management of the university, it found the institution’s financial records straight forward.
According to the report, there is no evidence to support the allegation that the Governing Council Chairman, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN) planned to take over the headship of the university’s tenders’ board.
The committee, however, recommended a review of the composition of the university’s Governing Council, saying its current membership violates the federal character principle as there are no representatives from the south east, south south and north central.
It is recalled that the Governing Council Chairman and Principal Officers of the university had been at loggerheads over alleged financial misappropriation and contract infractions.
While the concerned officials were queried by Wale Babalakin through the Registrar of the university, the embattled principal officers accused the Councils’s Chairman of plan to head the institution’s tenders’ board.