Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has cancelled the ongoing process set up for the appointment of a substantive ninth Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU).
The Lagos state Governor in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said the process was cancelled after investigations and stakeholders engagement which were initiated after some petitions were received.
Sanwo-Olu directed that a fresh process that would terminate in forty five days should commence immediately.
Asides directed the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun 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 his tenure will end, the institutions Senate was also directed to select among its members, a pro tem chairman to superintend the meeting and conduct of election of Acting Vice Chancellor.
The statement read;
“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.”