By Bamidele Lawson
The Governing Council of Lagos State University (LASU) has been reconstituted with Sir David Olabanji Sunmoni, a veteran accountant, emerging the Pro-chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council.
The 13-member Governing Council also includes, Mrs Tolagbe Taiwo, Mrs Moronke Williams, Mr Tolani Sule, Dr. Hakeem Adetugbobo and Mr Anuoluwapo Oladele Eso.
Others are Mr Adebayo Akinsanya, Mrs. Foluke Kafayat AbdulRazaq, Prof. Shaffideen Adeniyi Amuwo, Mrs Adenike Yomi-Faseun, Mr Adekunle Soname, Mr Karl Toriola, and Dr Ifeanyi Odii.
According to the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajjde Sanwo-Olu, the “Inauguration of new Governing Council for the Lagos State University (LASU) signals a new chapter of progress and resolution of issues surrounding the appointment of a substantive Vice Chancellor for the university.”
As the supreme governing authority of the university, the Governor charged the council to “give top priority to implementation of quality policies and programmes that will accelerate the pace of development and growth of the university.”
According to the Lagos Helmsman, “One of the key responsibilities of the Council which require urgent attention is the activation of the process for the appointment of a new person to call Vice Chancellor of the university.”
Governor Sanwo-Olu urged the Council to be guided by the lessons from past events and ensure strict adherence to relevant laws, guidelines and procedures.
He expressed confidence that “members of the council will bring about their wealth of experience and accomplishments in their various chosen professions to impact positively on the management, policy formulations and smooth running of the university.”