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BREAKING: Sanwo-olu Cancels LASU VC Appointment, Orders Fresh Process

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Directs Outgoing VC to convene emergency Senate meeting

Lagos State Governor and Visitor to Lagos State University (LASU), Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has cancelled the ongoing process set up for the appointment of a substantive ninth Vice-Chancellor of the University.

The Governor further directed that a fresh process that would terminate in 45 days should commence immediately.

Mr. Gboyega Akoshile, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, said Sanwo-olu’s decision on the cancellation came after a thorough investigation and stakeholders’ engagement, which were necessitated by various petitions against the selection process.

“Governor Sanwo-Olu was inundated with petitions arising from the selection process of the Vice-Chancellor by the Governing Council. After a thorough evaluation and investigation of the various complaints, Mr. Governor, in his capacity as the Visitor to the University, ordered the cancellation of the process,” he stated.

The outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, has also been directed by Governor Sanwo-Olu to convene an emergency Senate meeting for the purpose of appointing one of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors, who is not a candidate in the cancelled selection process, as Acting Vice-Chancellor from Monday, January 11, 2021, when the tenure of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Fagbohun, expires.

The Governor further directed that the Senate should select among its members, a protem chairman to superintend the meeting and conduct of the election of Acting Vice-Chancellor.

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