Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello has been appointed the 9th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU) by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola-Sanwo-Olu.
In a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, Prof. Olatunji-Bello’s appointment follows her recommendation by the Selection Committee of the Governing Council and Senate of LASU, and done by the LASU Law, Cap 169 Vol 7, Laws of Lagos State.
Mrs Olatunji-Bello is the wife of the Lagos State Commissioner for environment and water resources, Olatunji Bello.
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 2012, prof. Olatunji-Bello attended 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), prof. 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.
Mrs Olatunji-Bello has held various positions at the university including serving as an acting vice-chancellor, and deputy deputy vice-chancellor in charge of academic matters.
She was awarded a fellowship by the Physiological Society in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017 and followed by the fellowship of the Physiological Society of Nigeria. She was also appointed a Fellow of the society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation in 2019.
She served under the administration of her predecessor, Mr Fagbohun, as the pioneer director of LASU directorate of advancement.