New LASU vice-chancellor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello assumes duty

LASU VC Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello

Vice-chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU) Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello assumed duty on Monday following her appointment as the ninth VC.

She was received by the acting vice chancellor Oyedamola Oke, members of staff and students at the university’s Senate Building where she will hold sway for the next five years.

Friends and well-wishers also received her with colourful banners, with some singing to express their joy over her resumption.

“After months of heightened expectations by stakeholders, the Governor of Lagos State and Visitor to the University, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, appointed former Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni 9th Substantive Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University to wide applause from all and sundry,” a statement by the varsity read.

“This morning, the Prof. Of Physiology makes a gallant entry into the scenic main campus of the university, no longer as Director, LASUDA, but as the Vice Chancellor of the 37-year-old institution.”

Olatunji-Bello is the second female to occupy the position.

The Lagos-born professor of physiology had earlier served as acting vice-chancellor.