Sanwo-Olu dissolves LASU Governing Council


Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has dissolved the Lagos State University Governing Council with immediate effect.

This was contained in a statement on Friday signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the state, Gbenga Omotoso.

Sanwo-Olu endorsed the recommendations of the visitation panel to the state-owned university, including the dissolution of the institution’s Adebayo Ninalowo-led governing council.

The governor listed six adopted recommendations to include governing council dissolution, cancellation of the second selection process, exemption of members of the university’s senate who participated in the failed processes from taking part in the new processes.

The university’s registrar, Olayinka Amuni, has also been asked to embark on compulsory leave pending the conclusion of a new process.

“The Governor of Lagos State and the Visitor to the Lagos State University, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, after consideration of the report of the Special Visitation Panel on the appointment of the 9th Vice-Chancellor and by the powers conferred on him by the Lagos State University Law, Cap L69 volume 7, Laws of Lagos State, 2015 (as amended), hereby adopts the recommendations and directs as follows:

“The immediate dissolution of and the removal of the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council for flagrant violations of the extant laws and regulations of the University guiding the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor.

“Cancellation of the second failed exercise to appoint the 9th Substantive Vice-Chancellor as a result of the flagrant contravention of extant laws, breach of due process, failure and total disregard to follow its own laid down criteria guiding the process for the appointment of a 9th Vice-Chancellor as publicly advertised.

“In due course, a new Governing Council for the Lagos State University will be constituted. The reconstituted Council shall conduct a new process for the appointment of the 9th Vice-Chancellor,” the statement read.

The LASU Senate appointed Oyedamola Oke as the acting vice-chancellor of the institution.

Oke succeeds Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun whose five-year tenure ended on January 11, 2021.

LASU Senate met and appointed Oyedamola Oke as the acting vice-chancellor of the institution in January, following the expiration of the tenure of Fagbohun.

Two different processes to select a substantive vice-chancellor for the institution were not successful as controversies have trailed the qualification of the candidates in both selection processes, thus, resulting in the cancellation of both processes.



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