The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved the appointment of Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun as the 8th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).
The announcement was contained in a release issued on Wednesday by Steve Ayorinde, Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy.
A Professor of Environmental Law, Mr. Fagbohun was until his appointment the director of research at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos.
Mr. Fagbohun, who hails from Akesan, in Alimosho Local Government area of Lagos State, was born on October 19, 1966. He joined the Faculty of Law, LASU as assistant lecturer in January 1991and rose through the ranks until 2004 when he became Associate Professor.
He studied Law at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and obtained a Master of Law Degree from the University of Lagos and a doctorate from Obafemi Awolowo University.
At different times, he served as member of Senate, LASU; Head of Department of Business Law; Private and Property Law.
He was also the Coordinator, Law Centre; Department of Environmental Law and Allied Disciplines of the Centre for Environment and Science Education of the University and was, for several years, the Editor-in-Chief of LASU Law Journal.
Mr. Fagbohun is a member of several academic and professional bodies and fellow of several national and international institutions.
Following the expiration of the tenure of Prof. John Oladapo Obafunwa, the 7th substantive Vice-Chancellor of LASU on October 31, 2015, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Fidelis Olisamedua Njokanma assumed the position of Acting Vice-Chancellor.