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.