Governor Sanwo-Olu Inaugurates LASU Governing Council

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu
  •  “The only way you can justify the confidence reposed in you is by working tirelessly to ensure that the existing peace and industrial harmony in the university is sustained, and even improved upon.

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, inaugurated a new Governing Council for the Lagos State University (LASU).

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the LASU Governing Council was reconstituted with a veteran accountant, David Olabanji Sunmoni, as the new pro-chancellor and chairman.

The selection of Sunmoni came about seven weeks after Governor Sanwo-Olu, who is the Visitor to the institution, dissolved the Prof. Nurudeen Ninalowo-led Governing Council.

The Council was dissolved on the recommendation of the Visitation Panel that probed the controversies surrounding the selection of substantive VC for the university.

However, EKO HOT BLOG gathered that the appointment of the new Council members followed the recommendation of the Prof Bamitale Omole-led panel, which also counselled Governor Sanwo-Olu to order a fresh selection process for the substantive Vice-Chancellor.

The governor, however, returned 12 other officials, who served in the previous Council led by Ninalowo.

Sanwo-Olu, while inaugurating the 13-member Council at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, on Thursday, admonished them to use their experiences to impact positively on the management, policy formulations, and smooth running of the institution.

The governor said, “I urge you to kindly consider your appointment and this inauguration as a call to duty and service to your fatherland.

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“The only way you can justify the confidence reposed in you is by working tirelessly to ensure that the existing peace and industrial harmony in the university is sustained, and even improved upon.

“As the supreme governing authority of the university, I charge you to prioritise the implementation of quality policies and programmes that will accelerate the pace of development and growth of the university to make it rank among the best in the world.

“One of the key responsibilities of the council which require your urgent attention is the activation of the process for the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor.

“In performing this responsibility, I urge you to be guided by the lessons from past events and ensure strict adherence to relevant laws, guidelines, and procedures,” Sanwo-Olu stated.

EKO HOT BLOG reports that members of the Council include Sir David Sunmoni (Chairman); Mrs. Tolagbe Taiwo; Mrs. Moronke Williams; Mr. Tolani Sule; Dr. Hakeem Adetugbobo; Mr. Anuoluwapo Eso; Mr. Adebayo Akinsanya; Mrs. Foluke AbdulRazaq; Prof. Shaffideen Amuwo and Mrs. Adenike Yomi-Faseun.

Others are Mr. Adekunle Soname; Mr. Karl Toriola; Dr. Ifeanyi Odii; Prof. Adedamola Oke (Acting VC LASU) and Mr. Emmanuel Fanu (Acting Registrar LASU).

Sunmoni, who spoke on behalf of other members, appreciated the governor for the opportunity to serve.

Governor Sanwo-Olu Inaugurates LASU Governing Council
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (middle) flanked by his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat (left); Chairman, Lagos State University (LASU) Governing Council, Sir. David Olabanji Adewale Sunmoni (2nd left); members, (LASU) Governing Council, Mrs. Tolagbe Taiwo (right); Mrs. Moronke Williams (2nd right) and others, during a group photograph with newly sworn-in members of the Lagos State University (LASU) Governing Council and State officials at Lagos House, Ikeja, on Thursday, July 8, 2021.
Governor Sanwo-Olu Inaugurates LASU Governing Council
Member, Lagos State University (LASU) Governing Council, Mrs. Moronke Williams (right) being presented with her oath of office by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the swearing-in of Chairman and Members of the LASU Governing Council at Lagos House, Ikeja, on Thursday, July 8, 2021

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