“Due process is very key to the operations of our dear University. Once you violates that process, others will follow suit and you won’t be able to correct it”.
That was the statement of the Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. ‘Lanre Fagbohun, as he met with the leadership of the Lagos State University Students’ Union [LASUSU] at a breakfast meeting on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at the University Senate Chamber.
The Vice Chancellor assured the President, LASUSU, Tayo Sekoni and his executives that the University Management would give the Union the platform to engage the Management in robust discussion, saying his administration is all inclusive. He added that the Management would always carry the Union along. He advised the executives to always recognise line of authority in discharging their responsibilities and always involve the Students’ Affairs Division as well.
Finally, Professor Fagbohun noted that no resolution has ever taken place on the street, but usually through the dialogue at the roundtable. He urged the Union to embrace dialogue in resolving issues. Other Principal Officers present, toed the line of the Vice Chancellor by counselling the LASUSU Executives to always engage in constructive dialogue, rather, than taking to the streets in protest to press home their demands.
The President, LASUSU, Tayo Sekoni on behalf of other executives responding to the Management Team remarks applauded the Vice Chancellor and his team for the breakfast meeting. He promised the Union would key into the vision of the Management. “We are ready to support and be part of the Vice Chancellor’s vision. LASU has been doing well in external competitions and we can use this to rebrand the image of our institution. I strongly believe more of these meetings will be beneficial. Thank you for this opportunity”, he added.
Amidst cheers, loud ovations and heartfelt appreciation to God, the new Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun on Monday, 11th January, 2016, assumed office at the new Faculty of Science Building Complex, Main Campus, Ojo.
Professor of Environmental Law and Policy; Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University
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Olanrewaju Fagbohun is a professor of Law and also the Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University. He was formerly with the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies where he served at different times as both the Director of Studies and Director of Research.
His publications have been cited around the world. He has co-edited 8 books and wholly authored a book titled "The Law of Oil Pollution and Environmental Restoration: a Comparative Review"
His research works have attracted both domestic and foreign funding from State Governments; the Federal Government; the South African Government through the University of Kwazulu-Natal; the European Commission under the 7th Framework programme; the World Bank; the International Bar Association; the UK Development for International Development; the United Nation Development Programme; the Global Enviromental Facility and the Private Sector.
He has served as the Editor, the Editor-In-Chief of a number of peer reviewed academic journals, and also chairs a number of editorial advisory boards. Aside other law courses, he has consistently taught various couses in Environmental Law both at under-graduate and post-graduate levels in the last 20 years.
Professor Fagbohun has served as member and Chairman of different Committees (national and international). He was a member of IBA 18-man Special Expert Task Force on the Climate Change Justice and Human Rights; and Law and Policy Experts, Think 20 Summit/Global Policy Dialogue Platform Conference on Sustainable Development.
On account of his significant contribution to Scholarship and Research in Environmental Law, he was awarded the Chike Idigbe Distinguished Professor of Law Chair by the Nigerian Institute of Advance Legal Studies in 2012.
His research is focused on issues of sustainable development, sustainable livelihood, environmental protection, law and governance, and the environmental rights of indigenuous groups.