Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has approved the appointment of Professor Bidemi Bilkis Lafiaji-Okunneye as the substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University of Education (LASUED), Ijanikin and Epe campuses.
A letter of appointment dated 1st February, 2023 and signed by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, said the appointment of Professor Lafiaji-Okunneye, which took effect from 1st March 2022, is for a single term of five years.
The letter reads in part: “I am happy to convey the approval of Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State of your appointment as Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University of Education (LASUED) for a single term of Five Years with effect from 1st March, 2022.
“In approving your appointment, the State Government expects you to continue to demonstrate a high level of dedication, diligence and selflessness in the discharge of your duties to justify the confidence and trust reposed in you by Mr. Governor,” the Head of Service stated.
Congratulating the new Vice-Chancellor, Muri-Okunola urged her to continue to demonstrate a high level of dedication, diligence and selflessness so as to justify the confidence reposed in her by the State Government, while fast-tracking the growth of the new University to achieve set goals and accelerated development.
Meanwhile, the Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Education, Tokunbo Wahab has opined that the appointment of Professor Lafiaji-Okunneye as LASUED substantive Vice-Chancellor was in compliance with Section 8, Subsection (1) (C) and (D) of the Lagos State University of Education (LASUED) Law 2021.
Wahab congratulated the new substantive Vice-Chancellor and urged her to consider her appointment a call to higher responsibility.
He also advised her to use her vast experience and rich academic pedigree to put the new University on a sound path of excellence.