Lagos State Governor and Visitor to Lagos State University (LASU) Babajide Sanwo-Olu has cancelled the ongoing process set up for the appointment of a substantive ninth vice-chancellor of the university.
The governor further directed that a fresh process that would terminate in 45 days should commence immediately.
According to a statement on Friday by his chief press secretary Gboyega Akosile, Mr Sanwo-Olu’s decision on the cancellation came after a thorough investigation and stakeholders engagement, which were necessitated by various petitions against the selection process.
“Governor Sanwo-Olu was inundated with petitions arising from the selection process of the Vice Chancellor by the Governing Council. After a thorough evaluation and investigation of the various complaints, Mr. Governor, in his capacity as the Visitor to the University ordered the cancellation of the process,” he stated.
The outgoing Vice-Chancellor Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun has also been directed by Sanwo-Olu to convene an emergency Senate meeting for the purpose of appointing one of the deputy vice-chancellors, who is not a candidate in the cancelled selection process as acting VC from Monday, January 11, 2021 when the tenure of Prof. Fagbohun expires.
The governor further directed that, the Senate should select among its members, a pro tem chairman to superintend the meeting and conduct of election of acting VC.