Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo- Olu has approved the appointment of Professor Olumuyiwa , Omotola Odusanya  as the substantive and Pioneer Vice – Chancellor of the Lagos State University of Science and Technology, (LASUSTECH), Ikorodu .


This was contained in a statement issued  on Tuesday by the Public Affairs Unit, Office of the Special Adviser on Education   which noted that  the appointment of Professor Olumuyiwa  Omotola  Odusanya as the substantive Vice- Chancellor of the University  takes effect from 29th September, 2022.


It would be recalled that the State Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu  at the take -off of the new University ,  approved the appointment of the  then substantive Rector of the  former Lagos State Polytechnic  (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu ,  Dr. Nurudeen Olaleye as the Ag. Vice- Chancellor of the University, pending the selection and appointment of the substantive Vice- Chancellor.


The Statement  further revealed that  the State government  noted that  it  has become imperative to appoint a substantive Vice- Chancellor for the institution (LASUSTECH)  to ensure that there is no void in the University’s leadership and to maintain the necessary stability of the Lagos State University of Science and Technology from time to time.


The new and substantive LASUSTECH  Vice- Chancellor,   Professor  Olumuyiwa  Omotola  Odusanya  was born on the 8th of February, 1965.   He is a Professor of Public and Community Health and a Fellow of the Medical College in Public Health and Community Medicine ( FMCPH). He holds Master of Public Health from University of Lagos.


Until his new appointment, Professor Odusanya  was a  Professor of  Community and Primary Health   in the Department of Community Health and Primary Health Care in the Faculty Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, Lagos State University.


While commending LASUSTECH former Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Nurudeen  Olaleye, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education , Barrister Tokunbo Wahab   thanked   him for using his experience and good managerial skills to set the new University on a good track.


He noted that posterity would judge him right as one of the foundation Management Heads of the University in the future, adding that his  efforts would pave the way for the new administration to start on a good pedestal.


Dr. Olaleye has therefore been directed by the State Government to resume his duty post as the LASPOTECH’s substantive Rector for the next three years and two months remaining for him to complete his tenure.

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