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BREAKING: Damola Oke Appointed Acting LASU VC

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BREAKING: Damola Oke Appointed Acting LASU VC

The Senate of the Lagos State University, Ojo, has appointed Oyedamola Oke as the acting Vice-chancellor of the institution.

Naija News reports that Oke, who was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration of the institution, was appointed at the emergency senate meeting held on Monday.

Oke took over from the outgoing 8th substantive vice-chancellor, Olanrewaju Fagbohun, whose tenure ended on Monday, January 11.

LASU’s Head of Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, Ademola Adekoya, said, “Oke had over 61 votes while Prof. Elias Wahab, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) had 51 votes.

“His appointment is for 45 days according to a statement by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu released on January 8.

“Prior to his appointment, Oke was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) of LASU, a Professor of Plant Pathology and the former Dean, Faculty of Science,” he said.

This news platform had reported that the governor had on Friday evening ordered a fresh process for the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor of LASU.

The order for a fresh 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 to convene an emergency Senate meeting.

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.