Lagos State Governor and Visitor to Lagos State University, Ojo, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has halted the ongoing process for the appointment of a substantive ninth Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
He had in a statement directed that a fresh process that would terminate in 45 days commence immediately.
These were contained in a statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile.
According to the statement, Sanwo-Olu’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 indicted, “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, Prof.Olanrewaju Fagbohun, whose tenure ends on Monday January 11, has also been directed by the governor to convene an emergency Senate meeting for the purpose of appointing one of the Deputy-Vice Chancellors, in acting capacity from Monday.
The candidate, the governor directed however, must not be among names in the cancelled selection process.
The governor further directed that, the Senate should select among its members, a protem chairman to superintend the meeting and conduct of election of Acting Vice- Chancellor.