After many months of selection crises, the governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has named the wife of the state commissioner for the Environment and Professor of Medicine, Mrs Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello as the ninth substantive Vice-Chancellor for the Lagos State University( LASU), Ojo.
The appointment is confirmed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday.
According to him, Professor Olatunji-Bello is appointed following 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.
She is recommended for the position alongside two other candidates, Professor Omotayo Awofolu and Professor Senapon Bakare, who took the second and third positions in ranking respectively.
Prof Tunji- Bello 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.
In the year 2012, Mrs. 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.
A member of the National Institute, Mrs. 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.
The tenure of the 8th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, lapsed on January 11, 2021.
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