Wednesday 6 January 2016

Ambode Appoints Fagbohun As LASU VC

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved the appointment of Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun as the 8th Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University.

The appointment was contained in a statement by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde.

Fagbohun, a Professor of Environmental Law, was until his appointment Director of Research at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos, the statement said.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Fidelis Njokanma, had assumed the position of acting VC on October 31, 2015, following the expiration of the tenure of Prof. John Oladapo Obafunwa as the 7th VC of the university.

A professor of Environmental Law, Fagbohun, was born on October 16, 1966 and is from Akesan in the Alimosho Local Government area of Lagos State.

He joined LASU’s Faculty of Law as an Assistant Lecturer in January 1991 and rose through the ranks, becoming an associate professor in 2004.

He studied Law at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), 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.

Fagbohun is a member of several academic and professional bodies, and a fellow of a number of national and international institutions.

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