By Ibrahim Adeleke
The Lagos State Governir, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has a pointed Prof. Olumuyiwa Odusanya as the pioneer Vice–Chancellor of the Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH), Ikorodu, Lagos.
This was made known by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, on Wednesday.
According to him, it was imperative to appoint a substantive VC for LASUSTECH to ensure that there was no void in the university’s leadership while maintaining stability.
“Odusanya was born on February 8, 1965, a Professor of Public and Community Health and a Fellow of the Medical College in Public Health and Community Medicine.
“He holds Master of Public Health from the University of Lagos, Professor of Community and Primary Health in the Department of Community Health and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, Lagos State University,” Wahab said.
He praised the LASUSTECH’s former acting Vice-Chancellor, Dr Nurudeen Olaleye, for using his experience and good managerial skill to set the new university on a good track.
“Posterity will judge him aright as one of the foundation management heads of the university in the future.
“His efforts will pave the way for the new administration to start on a good pedestal.
“Olaleye had 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,” Wahab said.
At the take-off of the new university, Sanwo-Olu approved the appointment of the then substantive Rector of the former Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Olaleye, as the acting Vice-Chancellor of the university, pending the appointment of the substantive Vice-Chancellor.