Lagos State Governor and Visitor to Lagos State University , Babajide Sanwo – Olu , has cancelled the ongoing process set up for the appointment of a substantive ninth Vice – Chancellor of the University .
The Governor further directed that a fresh process that would terminate in 45 days should commence immediately .
This was contained in a statement by Sanwo – Olu ’ s Chief Press Secretary , Mr . Gboyega Akosile , on Friday titled , ‘ Sanwo -Olu cancels ongoing appointment of LASU VC, orders fresh process’ .
It stated that the governor ’s “ decision on the cancellation came after a thorough investigation and stakeholders engagement , which were necessitated by various petitions against the selection process” .
The statement added , “ Governor Sanwo – Olu was inundated with petitions arising from the selection process of the Vice – Chancellor by the Governing Council. After a thorough evaluation and investigation of the various complaints , Mr . Governor , in his capacity as the Visitor to the University ordered the cancellation of the process.
“ The outgoing Vice -Chancellor , Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun , has also been directed to convene an emergency Senate meeting for the purpose of appointing one of the Deputy Vice – Chancellors , who is not a candidate in the cancelled selection process as Acting Vice – Chancellor from Monday , January 11 , 2021 , when the tenure of the incumbent Vice -Chancellor , Professor Fagbohun expires .
“ The Governor further directed that the Senate should select among its members , a pro tem chairman to superintend the meeting and conduct of the election of Acting Vice -Chancellor .”
The PUNCH reports that there had been controversy over the qualification of some candidates selected to replace Fagbohu