Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has approved the appointment of Professor Abiodun Akinpelu Denloye and Professor Basirat Olushola Oladipupo as the Substantive and Pioneer Deputy Vice-Chancellors (Academic and Administration) of the Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH), Ikorodu.
The Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, in a letter dated July 5, 2023, said the appointment of the substantive Vice-Chancellors for the University by Mr. Governor is in line with LASUSTECH Law, 2021, which is aimed at ensuring that there is no void in the institution’s leadership, while necessary stability is maintained for the growth of the institution in tandem with the vision of its founding fathers.
The Head of Service, while wishing the new appointees well in their new posts, urged them to demonstrate a high level of dedication, diligence, and selflessness in the discharge of their duties to justify the confidence and trust reposed in them by the Governor of the State.
He implored them to let their past experiences, track record of excellence and high academic pedigrees impact positively on the growth of the University while joining hands with the Management to accelerate the pace of the University’s development.
The letter reads in part, “I am pleased to convey the approval of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State of your appointment as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Lagos State University of Science & Technology (LASUSTECH) for a single term of 5 years with effect from 25th May, 2023 to 25th May, 2028”.
”In appointing you, the State Government expects you to demonstrate a high-level dedication, diligence and selflessness in the discharge of your duties to justify the confidence and trust reposed in you by Mr. Governor”, it added.
While noting that their appointment was conditional to their assets declaration at the Code of Conduct Bureau, the Head of Service urged the new appointees to complete the Code of Conduct documents which highlighted the expectations of the Government in respect of their new appointments.
Professor Basirat Olushola Oladipupo, LASUSTECH newly appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) is a professor of Health Education in the Department of Physical and Health Education, Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo.
Until her new appointment, she was the Chairman of the Students Disciplinary Committee, Lagos State University and the Coordinator of the University’s SEED Care Project.
On the other hand, Professor Abiodun Akinpelu Denloye, the new LASUSTECH Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is a Professor of Entomology from the same University (LASU).
He obtained his first degree (B.Sc) in Zoology from Lagos State University, and thereafter, proceeded to the University of Lagos, Akoka for his M.Sc and PhD respectively. He is a frontline trainer in Biosafety and Biosecurity Risk (Biorisk) Management.
Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Special Adviser on Education (OSAE), Mr. Adeniran Kasali has explained that the appointments of substantive Deputy Vice-Chancellors (Academic and Administration) for the University (LASUSTECH) became necessary, following the expiration of the tenures of Dr. Olumide Metilelu and Dr. Gbemavo Kolawole Godonu who have been in acting capacity as Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Academic and Administration since the establishment of the University.