Lagos - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday approved the appointment of Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun as the eighth substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).
This is contained in a statement signed by the state's Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde.
The statement said Fagbohun, a professor of Environmental Law, was until his appointment Director of Research at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos.
It said that following the expiration of the tenure of Prof. John Obafunwa as the seventh substantive Vice-Chancellor of LASU on October 31, 2015, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Fidelis Njokanma assumed the position of Acting Vice-Chancellor.
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According to the statement, Fagbohun, was born on October 19, 1966 and hails from Akesan in the Alimosho Local Government area of the state.
It said Fagbohun joined the Faculty of Law of LASU as an Assistant Lecturer in January 1991.
The statement said he rose through the ranks, and by 2004, was appointed Associate Professor.
It said Fagbohun studied Law at the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University.
According to the statement, he obtained his Masters of Law Degree at the University of Lagos and attended the Obafemi Awolowo University for his doctoral degree programme.
It said that Fagbohun, at different times, served as a member of Senate of LASU and Head of Department of Business Law and later Department of Private and Property Law, among others.