Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello has been named the ninth substantive Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University(LASU).
The new Vice Chancellor is the wife of the Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello.
A statement by the state government said Governor Babajide Olusola-Sanwo-Olu approved the appointment.
The statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, said Professor Olatunji-Bello was appointed following 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.
In year 2012, Mrs. Olatunji-Bello attended the 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.
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 respectively.
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.