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JUST IN: New LASU VC Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello assumes duty

INSIDEMAINLAND – The ninth substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, ha on Monday, September 20, 2021, assumed duty.

Prof. Olatunji-Bello, who was appointed as the new VC of the institution, was received by the acting Vice-Chancellor, Oyedamola Oke, members of staff, and students at LASU six storey Senate Building where she will hold sway for the next five years.

According to a short statement titled, ‘New VC, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni resumes office this morning’, by the LASU’s Public Relations Unit, INSIDEMAINLAND reports that friends and well-wishers also received the new Vice-Chancellor with colourful banners, with some singing to express their joy over her resumption.

Upon Prof. Olatunji-Bello’s arrival at the entrance of the Senate Building on Monday, she was led into the VC’s office where a short prayer was held.

The statement read, “After months of heightened expectations by stakeholders, the Governor of Lagos State and Visitor to the University, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, appointed former Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni 9th Substantive Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University to wide applause from all and sundry.

“This morning, the Prof. Of Physiology makes a gallant entry into the scenic main campus of the university, no longer as Director, LASUDA, but as the Vice-Chancellor of the 37-year-old institution,” the Vice-Chancellor stated.

Prof. Olatunji-Bello is the second female to occupy the exalted post in the Lagos State-owned tertiary institution.