New LASU VC Olatunji-Bello lists welfare, four other top priorities as she assumes duty

The Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, has listed welfare, infrastructure, scholarship, conducive learning environment and job opportunities for students as some of her priorities.

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She made this known while addressing members of staff and students when she assumed duty on Monday.

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Samwo-Olu, had announced Olatunji-Bello as the ninth substantive VC of  LASU on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

Prof. Olatunji-Bello’s appointment by the institution’s visitor took effect from Friday, September 17, 2021.

The VC was received by jubilant students and workers with colourful banners and songs as arrived at the Senate building.

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In her address to the students, Olatunji-Bello said their welfare is uppermost on her mind, adding that her administration would create more opportunities for their advancement.

“Your welfare is important to me. We will ensure that the learning environment is conducive and competitive and we will provide the infrastructure for you. We will also ensure University scholars awards is revamped. All university scholars will get 50 per cent refund of their school fees yearly. We will also provide studentship employment opportunities”, she said to a loud ovation from the students.

A statement from the university’s spokesperson, Ademola Adekoya, also quoted the new VC as seeking the support of members of staff.

She also called for peace to continue to reign on the university campus.

“I want to thank you for giving me this warm welcome. I promise that your welfare will be paramount to me and you will get whatever is due to you. All your allowances will be paid.

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“However, I want to seek your support and urge that we all allow peace to reign for the good of our University,” she enthused before returning to her office to commence meetings with various stakeholders of the university, including staff and students’ unions.

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Updated: September 20, 2021 — 5:15 pm

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