Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday, approved the appointment of Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun as the vice chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU). Professor Fagbohun, a Professor of Environmental Law, was until his appointment Director of Research at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos.
The appointment was contained in a statement signed on Wednesday by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde. According to the statement, following the expiration of the tenure of Professor John Oladapo Obafunwa as the vice chancellor of Lagos State University on 31st October, 2015, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Professor Fidelis Olisamedua Njokanma, assumed the position of acting vice chancellor.
A Professor of Environmental Law, Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun was born on 19th October, 1966 and hails from Akesan in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State. Professor Fagbohun joined the Faculty of Law of the Lagos State University (LASU) as an Assistant Lecturer in January 1991. He rose through the ranks and by 2004, he was appointed Associate Professor. He studied Law at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University).
He obtained his Master of Law Degree at the University of Lagos and attended the Obafemi Awolowo University for his doctoral degree programme.
At different times, he served as a member of Senate of the Lagos State University; Head of Department of Business Law and later Department of Private and Property Law; Coordinator, Law Centre; Coordinator of the Department of Environmental Law and Allied Disciplines of the Centre for Environment and Science Education of the Lagos State University, and was, for several years, the Editor-in-Chief of the LASU Law Journal. Professor Fagbohun is a member of several academic and professional bodies and a fellow of a number of national and international institutions.