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Ambode Appoints Olanrewaju Fagbohun As The New LASU VC

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode Wednesday approved the appointment of Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun as the 8th substantive Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the State University (LASU).

The appointment was contained in a statement signed Wednesday by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde.

Ayorinde stated that following the expiration of the tenure of Professor John Oladapo Obafunwa as the 7th substantive LASU VC on 31st October, 2015, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Professor Fidelis Olisamedua Njokanma assumed the position as Acting VC.

Professor Fagbohun, a Professor of Environmental Law, was until his appointment Director of Research at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos. He was born on 19th October, 1966 and hails from Akesan in the Alimosho Local Government area of Lagos State. He joined the Faculty of Law of the LASU as an Assistant Lecturer in January 1991. He rose through the ranks and by the year 2004, he was appointed Associate Professor.

He studied Law at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and obtained his Master’s of Law Degree at the University of Lagos as well as attended the Obafemi Awolowo University for his doctoral degree programme.

At different times, he served as a member of Senate of the Lagos State University; Head of Department of Business Law and later Department of Private and Property Law; Coordinator, Law Centre; Coordinator of the Department of Environmental Law and Allied Disciplines of the Centre for Environment and Science Education of the Lagos State University, and was, for several years, the Editor-in-Chief of the LASU Law Journal. The new VC is a member of several academic and professional bodies, and a fellow of a number of national and international institutions.

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