GOVERNOR Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has approved the appointment of Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, a professor of Environmental Law, as the eighth substantive vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University, LASU.
The announcement was contained in a press release issued on Wednesday, January 6, by Steve Ayorinde, Lagos State commissioner for Information and Strategy.
Fagbohun was until his appointment the director of research at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos.
Fagbohun, who hails from Akesan, in Alimosho Local Government area of Lagos State, was born on October 19, 1966. He joined the Faculty of Law, LASU as an assistant lecturer in January 1991and rose through the ranks until 2004 when he became associate professor.
He studied Law at the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, and obtained a master of Law Degree from the University of Lagos and a Doctoral Degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University.
At different times, he served as a member of the Senate, LASU; head of department of Business Law; Private and Property Law; He was also the coordinator, Law Centre; Department of Environmental Law and Allied Disciplines of the Centre for Environment and Science Education of the 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 fellow of several national and international institutions.
He is taking over from Fidelis Olisamedua Njokanma, who assumed the position of acting vice-chancellor, following the expiration of the tenure of John Oladapo Obafunwa, the seventh substantive vice-chancellor of the LASU on October 31, 2015.
— Jan 6, 2016 @ 17:25 GMT