Sanwo-Olu Cancels LASU VC Appointment Process

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Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the State Governor and Visitor to State University, has cancelled the ongoing process set for the appointment of a substantive ninth Vice-Chancellor of the University, The PUNCH reports.

The Governor further directed that a fresh process that would terminate in 45 days commence immediately.

This contained in a statement by Sanwo-Olu’ Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Friday titled, ‘Sanwo-Olu cancels ongoing appointment of VC, fresh process’.

It stated that the governor’ “decision the cancellation came after a thorough and engagement, which were necessitated by various petitions against the selection process”.

The statement added, “Governor Sanwo-Olu inundated with petitions arising from the selection process of the Vice-Chancellor by the Governing Council. After a thorough evaluation and of the various complaints, Mr. Governor, in his capacity as the Visitor to the University ordered the cancellation of the process.

“The outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, has also been directed 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 Vice-Chancellor from Monday, January 11, 2021, when the tenure of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Fagbohun expires.

“The Governor further directed that the Senate select among its members, a pro tem to superintend the meeting and conduct of the of Acting Vice-Chancellor.”

The PUNCH reports that there had been the qualification of some candidates selected to replace Fagbohun.