Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos is reportedly set to announce the appointment of a Professor of Sociology, Wahab Elias, as the acting vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo.
According to Premium Times, the announcement is expected to be made by the chief press secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.
When contacted, Mr Akosile asked to be given time to speak on the matter.
Elias, who is the incumbent deputy vice-chancellor in charge of academics, would take over from the outgoing 8th substantive vice-chancellor, Olanrewaju Fagbohun, whose tenure ends on Monday, January 11.
A reliable source stated that Professor Elias will occupy the position for a period of 45 days during which a new selection process for a substantive vice-chancellor will be conducted.
Naija News recalls that Sanwo-Olu on Friday evening ordered a fresh process for the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor of LASU.
The cancellation of the process for the appointment of the 9th VC was announced on Friday evening, January 8 by the governor’s spokesman, Gboyega Akosile.
Akosile in the statement noted that a fresh process was ordered by the governor of which must be completed within 45 days. He noted that the decision followed an investigation and stakeholders engagement necessitated by petitions against the selection process.
The governor directed also the outgoing VC, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun to convene an emergency Senate meeting.
Source: Naija News