Olatunji-Bello has been appointed as LASU vice chancellor by Sanwo-Olu

The approval of Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello’s appointment as the 9th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), was by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola-Sanwo-Olu after months of controversy.

So, in a statement on Thursday by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso,

Olatunji-Bello’s appointment follows a recommendation by the Joint Committee of Council and

Senate of LASU in accordance with the LASU Law, Cap 169 Vol 7, Laws of Lagos State.

However, she assumed duty as the First Professor of Physiology in LASU College of Medicine on the 2nd of October 2007

after rising through the ranks from Assistant Lecturer (1988 to 1991) to Associate Professor in 2005 at

the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba.

Furthermore, In 2012, prof. Olatunji-Bello attended Course 34 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru,

the highest policy advisory body of the Federal Government, as a nominee of the National Universities Commission.

Also, as a member of the National Institute (MNI), prof. Olatunji-Bello holds a Fellowship Award of the Physiological Society

of Nigeria and was also appointed a Fellow of the Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation in the year 2019.

Prof. Olatunji-Bello as well as two other candidates, Professor Omotayo R. Awofolu and Professor Senapon Bakare, were recommended for the position in order of ranking.

Moreover, The process of selecting a substantive Vice-Chancellor for LASU commenced with advertisements for

the vacant position in three National dailies on Friday, July 30th, and Friday 13th August 2021 respectively.

The tenure of the 8th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, lapsed on January 11, 2021.

By Taiyelolu A

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