Gov. Sanwo-Olu dissolves LASU council, orders fresh selection process for VC

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the immediate dissolution of the governing council of the Lagos State University (LASU), and the removal of the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council for violating the extant laws and regulations guiding the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor. 

The governor gave the directives in a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosoon, on Friday, May 21, 2021.

The statement also ordered for a fresh selection process for the ninth Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the institution and annulled the second selection exercise for contravening the extant laws, breach of due process, failure and total disregard to follow its own laid down criteria guiding the appointment of VC.

The statement read; 


“In due course, a new Governing Council for LASU will be constituted and which shall conduct a new process for the appointment of the ninth VC. Members of the Joint Council and the Senate Committee who participated in the two failed exercises of 2020 and 2021 are exempted from participating in the new exercise. The Acting VC and university management are hereby directed to elect new council members from the Senate.

“The Registrar and Secretary to Council is to proceed on leave immediately till the process is ended having failed to advise the Joint Council and Senate Committee against taking decisions which were against the law during the two failed exercises. An Acting Registrar will superintend over the new exercise.

“The Acting Vice-Chancellor is to forward to the Governor/Visitor through the Surrogate Council (Special Adviser on Education) the list of all Deputy Registrars to appoint an Acting Registrar for the university.

“The Governor/Visitor, following the recommendation of the Special Visitation Panel, shall be setting up a full Visitation Panel for immediately.”


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