Sanwo Olu cancels VC LASU nomination process
Babajide Sanvo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State and a visitor to Lagos State University, has canceled an ongoing process started to appoint the university’s ninth significant vice chancellor, The PUNCH reported.
The governor also ordered the immediate start of a new trial, which will end in 45 days.
This is stated in the statement of the chief press secretary of Sanvo-Olu, Gboega Akosile, on Friday under the heading “Sanvo-Olu cancels the upcoming appointment of VK LASU, demands a reconsideration of the case.”
Said the governor “The decision to cancel was taken after careful investigation and stakeholder involvement, prompted by various petitions against the selection process.”
The statement added: Governor Sanvo Olu was inundated with petitions that arose from the process of electing the Vice-Chancellor by the Governing Council. After carefully evaluating and investigating various complaints, the governor, as a visitor to the university, ordered the process to be canceled.
The outgoing Vice Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, was also instructed to convene an emergency Senate meeting to appoint one of the Vice Chancellors, who is not a candidate in the canceled selection process, to the position of Acting Vice Chancellor. effective Monday 11 January 2021 when the term of office of the current Deputy Chancellor, Professor Fagbone, expires.
“The governor also ordered the Senate to select an interim president from among its members to oversee the meeting and elect an acting vice chancellor.”
PUNCH reports that controversy has arisen over the qualifications of some of the candidates selected to replace Fagbone.