Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved the appointment of Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun as the 8th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).
Fagbohun, a Professor of Environmental Law, was until his appointment, the Director of Research at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos (UNILAG).
The appointment was announced in a statement signed on Wednesday by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde.
The statement said, “Following the expiration of the tenure of Prof. John Oladapo Obafunwa as the 7th substantive Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University on 31st October, 2015, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Fidelis Olisamedua Njokanma assumed the position of Acting Vice-Chancellor.
“A Professor of Environmental Law, Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, was born on 19th October, 1966 and hails from Akesan in the Alimosho Local Government area of Lagos State. Prof. Fagbohun joined the Faculty of Law of the Lagos State University (LASU) as an Assistant Lecturer in January 1991. He rose through the ranks and by the year 2004, he was appointed Associate Professor.
“He studied Law at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and obtained his Master’s of Law Degree from the University of Lagos and he 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.”