Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Prof. Ibiyemi Bello, the wife of Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, as the new vice-chancellor of Lagos State University, LASU
With the appointment, Olatunji-Bello, professor of medicine, became the 9th vice-chancellor of the university.
According to the statement issued by the Commissioner of Information, Gbenga Omotosho, Prof. Bello was appointed following the recommendation by the Joint Committee of Council and Senate of LASU in accordance with the LASU Law, Cap 169 Vol 7, Laws of Lagos State.
“She assumed duty as the First Professor of Physiology in LASU College of Medicine on the 2nd of October 2007 after rising through the ranks from Assistant Lecturer (1988 to 1991) to Associate Professor in 2005 at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba.
“In Y2012, Mrs. Olatunji-Bello attended the Course 34 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, the highest policy advisory body of the Federal Government, as a nominee of the National Universities Commission.
A member of the National Institute (mni), Mrs. Olatunji-Bello holds a Fellowship Award of the Physiological Society of Nigeria and was also appointed a Fellow of the Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation in the year 2019.
Until her appointment, she was the Acting Vice-Chancellor