Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has approved the appointment of Olanrewaju Fagbohun, a professor of environmental law, as the new vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).
Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, announced the appointment in a statement issued on Wednesday.
Until his appointment, Fagbohun was the director of research at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos.
At the expiration of the tenure of John Obafunwa in October, Fidelis Njokanma, deputy vice-chancellor, administration, assumed the position of acting VC of the university.
Fagbohun, who is from Akesan in the Alimosho local government area of Lagos, was born on October 16, 1966.
He joined LASU’s Faculty of Law as an assistant lecturer in January 1991 and rose through the ranks, becoming an associate professor in 2004.
He studied law at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), obtained his master’s of law degree at the University of Lagos and 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.
He is a member of several academic and professional bodies, and a fellow of a number of national and international institutions.
On Tuesday, Ambode signed the LASU amendment bill into law, which will ensure that vice chancellors at the university “spend five years single-term in office”.
Fagbohun is the 8th VC of LASU.
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