The new Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, on Monday morning resumed as the ninth substantive VC of the university.
The appointment of Olatunji-Bello was approved after she was recommended by the Selection Committee by the Visitor to the University, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, last Thursday.
The new VC was welcomed into the Senate Building of the university by a crowd of workers.
Among those who welcomed her was the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oyedamola Oke.
A statement issued by the school said, “After months of heightened expectations by stakeholders, the Governor of Lagos State and Visitor to the University, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, appointed former Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, 9th Substantive Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University to wide applause from all and sundry.”
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Oke served as the acting VC from January this year when the tenure of the eighth substantive VC, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, SAN, lapsed.
Before being selected as the VC, Olatunji-Bello had served in various capacities in the university as a deputy vice chancellor and acting VC.
She was selected the VC after two selection processes were canceled by Sanwo-Olu following controversies that trailed the exercises.
The Professor of Physiology is 57-year-old and was born on April 23, 1964, in Lagos.