OAU Alumnus, Professor Fagbohun Appointed LASU VC
OAU Alumnus, Professor Fagbohun Appointed LASU VCGovernor, Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state has appointed Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun as the Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).
This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday, January 6, by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde.
He said following the expiration of the tenure of Professor John Oladapo Obafunwa as the 7th substantive Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University on 31st October, 2015, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Professor Fidelis Olisamedua Njokanma assumed the position of Acting Vice-Chancellor.
According to the statement, following the expiration of the tenure of Professor John Oladapo Obafunwa as the 7th substantive Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University on 31st October, 2015, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Professor Fidelis Olisamedua Njokanma assumed the position of Acting Vice-Chancellor.
Fagbohun, who was appointed as the 8th substantive VC of the institution is a Professor of Environmental Law. Before his appointment, he was the Director of Research at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos
He was born on October 19, 1966 and hails from Akesan in the Alimosho local government area of the state. He joined the institution’s Faculty of Law as an Assistant Lecturer in January 1991. He rose through the ranks and by the year 2004, he was appointed Associate Professor.
Professor Fagbohun studied Law at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). He 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.
Professor Fagbohun is a member of several academic and professional bodies, and a fellow of a number of national and international institutions.
Meanwhile, the state government also appointed a former Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru to head the Board of Trustees for the N25billion State Employment Trust Fund (ETF).
In a statement issued by the chief press secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, it was said that the state government also appointed nine other people to serve as members of the Board of Trustees of the ETF.
The ETF is geared towards addressing the challenge of youth unemployment as well as promote wealth creation through entrepreneurial development in the state.
Other members of the Board include Mr. Dele Martins, Mrs. Bilikis Adebiyi-Abiola, Mr. Otto Orondaam, Mrs. Olufunmi Olatunde Daudu, Mr. Tunde Bank-Anthony and Mr. Micheal Popoola Ajayi.
Governor Ambode also approved for the Commissioner for Wealth Creation, Mr. Tunde Durosinmi-Etti and his counterpart in Ministry of Finance, Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi to be part of the Board, while Mr. Akintunde Oyebode is to serve as Executive Secretary of the Board.
The Employment Trust Fund, it would be recalled, was signed into law by Governor Ambode on Tuesday, according to him, was in line with keeping faith with the promise he made to the people during the electioneering campaign.
The Governor had expressed optimism that the Fund will address the challenge of unemployment and promote wealth creation through entrepreneurial development, adding that an annual contribution of N6.25billion will be injected into the Fund by the State Government for 4years totaling N25billion.