LASUSU SPC holds 6th edition of National Parliamentary Summit ~Ajasa-Info


In the history of National Parliamentary Summits, this year’s edition was the best and was led by a female

Perhaps it’s a curse. Perhaps it’s only the manifestation of our myopic reasoning. Looks like it’s more of the latter than the former.

As Nigerians, we have a penchant for complaining about everything even when the odds are in our favour. We’d rather complain or die than be forerunners by taking the necessary steps. It becomes more interesting when we have representatives who don’t live up to our expectations.

We’d definitely make sure they rue the day they were chosen to be representatives as it’s become a normal practice to bash underperforming leaders, but when it’s time to play our part, we do know how to chicken out. It is even more heart-rending when youths who are supposed to be trustees of prosperity (of the future) continue to lament whilst refusing to take even the minutest of steps. We forget that good governance will continue to be a philosophy (an abstraction) until concrete steps are taken to realise its manifestation. If we remain so forgetful; so unperturbed, what then, does the future hold for us?

Well, the 32nd LASUSU speaker and organisers of the National Parliamentary Summit look like they belong to the faction of youths that are indeed trustees of prosperity, taking the right steps. Of course, the Parliamentary Summit was one of those ‘little-big’ steps. And, it’s no charade when I say you did yourself a whole lot of wrong by not attending the program.

The National Parliamentary Summit is a conventional summit birthed by the legislative arm of the Union and it serves as a platform for budding legislators and guest participants to meet, network, and learn from their mentors as well as discuss relatable topics and trending issues in the society.

On Thursday, 12th of February, 2023, the 32nd LASUSU SPC held the much-anticipated National Parliamentary Summit Colloquim (the sixth of its kind). A day earlier (Wednesday,11th of January, 2023), a medical outreach and an inter-parliamentary debate was held. The debate saw various parliamentarians-cum-legislators argue the justifiability of the imposition of capital punishment on corruption. And indeed, the experience was worth it as various eye-opening positions were made for and against the notion.

Thursday’s Colloquim turned out to be the icing on the cake for the two-day programme as eminent personalities in the political sphere were in attendance. Individuals like Comr. Ayodele Adewale (Former Chairman of Amunwo Odofin local government and incumbent State Organising Secretary, APC, Lagos), Dr. Seriki Muritala (APC Youth leader, Lagos), Hon. Owolabi Falana (Permanent Board Member, SUBEB), Mr. Adewole Adebayo (Former SSA to the Governor of Kwara State), and others added splendour to the summit by gracing the occasion. Interestingly, all aforlisted (and other invited) guests are all youths trailblazing the path of leadership and participation in governance, and Perhaps with these great minds, we need not worry about the future.

The Summit, from all indications, promised to be the biggest ever organised by a students-led organisation and yes, it surpassed all expectations. From the organisation, to the speakers and invited guests, to the panel session, to the debate, to the topical issues discussed, to the turnout, and the dedication of the Parliamentary Council to ensure the smooth running of the program, the summit is arguably the best of all summits held in the institution (if not nationwide).

In that light, credit must be given to the Speaker and the Council for organising a summit that’d surely be perceived by many as the biggest and best of all student-organised Parliamentary summits.

However, we implore the Parliamentary Council to begin to look to the future, especially at this crucial times in the LASUSU political space and ensure that activities are run as they should as only then can they leave a legacy that’d be remembered by posterity.

Awonuga Mujeeb, Editor, LASU Life Newsletter

Owolabi Falana: Youth should take an active interest in how their future is being shaped ~Ajasa-Info


By: Abdulrahaman Ajasa

A permanent board member of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr Owolabi Falana recently, has urged Nigerian youths to take active role in politics and governance.

Owolabi, made this known, on his verified Facebook this morning that, in response to an invitation from the Asiwaju Grassroots Talk – Directorate of Student Affairs, where he attended the LASU and LASUED Evangelical seminary.

“The program which was well attended by
thousands of students from both universities attended held, at Buba Marwa Auditorium, Lagos State University, Lagos.

The seminar tagged “Reawakening the Political Consciousness of Students of Tertiary Institutions and their Indispensable Participation in Politics and Governance.”

Falana, who speaks at the event, said, “the LASU and LASUED students present to take an active interest in how their future is being shaped. I advised them to read the manifestos of the presidential candidates as well as their track records.”

According to him, “he reminded the students that Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu’s supportive policies for the education sector made it possible for our higher institutions in Lagos to compete favorably on a global scale and that the governor isn’t resting on his laurels to ensure that students receive the best possible education that would prepare them for the global space.”

Therefore, all that is required of them to make wise political choices even as the elections draw closer is for them to comprehend the passion of Mr. Governor, which is reflected in his themes agenda and his various accomplishments since he assumed office.

While appreciating, Comrade Kappo Samuel, the program’s coordinator, and used the opportunity to visit the President and Speaker, respectively, of the LASUSU and the SPC, Adelakun Adeoye and Opemipo Bamgbopa of the university union.

“Being with the motivated students of the center of excellence was a wonderful experience.”

2023 Elections: LASG takes PVC sensitization campaign to LASU, LASUED ~Ajasa-Info


…. Urges students to participate in nation building

As the 2023 general elections draw closer, the Lagos State Government has taken its on- going residents sensitization programme on Permanent Voters Card (PVC) registration and collection to the Lagos State University, Ojo and Lagos State University of Education, Ijanikin, where the students were urged to join hands with Government in building a new Nigeria.

The State Government overnment noted that registration and collection of Permanent Voters Card is a guaranteed license for participating in the nation’s electoral process, urging them to go out and register for their PVCs or pick them up from the INEC office if they have registered before.

The Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo –Olu on Education, Tokunbo Wahab who led top government officials to LASU yesterday to sensitize the students, stressed the need for more students’ participation in the electoral process and task of nation building.
According to him, since youths/ students represent about 53.5% of the total population of the country, there is the need to carry them along and give them adequate orientation and enlightenment on leadership role and the need to participate in the electoral process towards choosing a God fearing leader that is committed to infrastructure development and good governance.

The sensitization programme which was at the instance of the Office of the Special Adviser on Education (OSAE) in conjunction with the Students Union Governments (SUG) of both the Lagos State University (LASU) and Lagos State University of Education ( LASUED) Ijanikin Campus have large turn- out of students who turned the sensitization programme into a carnival like across all Faculties and Departments of the Universities.
Wahab who commended the Managements of the two institutions, (LASU and LASUED) for maintaining absolute peace on their campuses, promised that the State government would not relent in implementing policies that would prioritize the welfare of both students and staff of all the State owned institutions, while he commended them for not joining the on- going Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike in appreciation of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s sustainable educational development policies in the State.

The Special Adviser charged the students to take advantage of bringing registration centres to their campuses to register and collect their PVCs, noting that their PVC is the major weapon with which they can fight hunger and poverty while it could be used as well to sustain good governance.


In her remarks, the Ag. Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University of Education, LASUED, Ijanikin Campus, Professor Bidemi Bilikis Lafiaji-Okuneye stated that the sensitization of students for PVC collection is a welcome development as it would give them the opportunity to perform their civic responsibility as citizens o the country.
Professor Lafiaji-Okuneye commended INEC for bringing registration centres to the two campuses, which she noted would help students to have easy access to registration.
In the same way, the Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on students Affairs and Tertiary Education Matters, Mr Omotayo Sanya Olu said the sensitization programme is one of the Governor Sanwo-Olu administration’s efforts at carrying the youths along in crucial matters that have direct effect on their developments.

Sanyaolu who urged the students to make effective use of the exercise to register and obtain their PVCs reminded that with their PVCs, they have been given the power to decide who should be their leaders.
While assuring that the All Progressives Party in Lagos State under Samwo-Olu would continue to place youths at the centre of its development programmes, urged them to continue to support the State government and keep campuses peaceful for improved and better development.

In his response, President of LASU Students’ Union, Adeoye Moses, a 400 Level student of Theatre Arts Department, commended students of LASU for coming out in large number to register for their PVC, adding that LASU students were always at alert when it comes to progressive development, adding that the SUG under his care would ensure that his colleagues fully participate in all future elections in the country to bring about good government.

He commended the State government for upgrading LASU infrastructure and creating enabling environment for research Developments, noting that LASU under Sanwo-Olu has remained one of the best in the country in academic and moral excellences.

NYCN Lagos East Congratulates LASU best graduating students at 25th Convocation ceremony ~Ajasa-Info

Describes Ogunkoya as a man made for special occasions, recall NYSC days serving with him in the Plateau State..

The Vice Chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria Lagos East Senatorial District has Congratulated Mr Ogunkoya Adekunle Steven who emerges the best graduating post graduate student at the 25th Convocation ceremony of the Lagos State University held on Wednesday 23rd March, 2022 at the Buba Marwa Auditorium Complex.

Comrade Are describes the Poka, Epe Born scholar as a man made for special occasion recalling his undergraduate convocation ceremony where he was divinely honoured, as he was the only member of his undergraduate set present during the roll call drawing attention to him specially and today he has repeated the honourable outing on merit, through hardwork, dedication and commitment to distinguished himself among others to top not just his class but students of all cadre of the postgraduate school at the convocation ceremony.

In similar vein the Vice Chairman Congratulate Mr Benjamin Olowu who is also from Epe Division of Lagos East Senatorial district,who emerge as the best graduating undergraduate student with a CGPA of 4.97 in Mechanical Engineering, Are describes both Epe indigene as worthy ambassador’s of their community and Senatorial district and call on well meaning Lagosians to appreciate and cimmend their giants feat.

Hardwork Pays Enjoy the moments Leaders.

23rd March 2022.


… LASUDA also appreciates Chairman Ikorodu North for support

For his distinguished presence at the Postgraduate Students of Project Management 1st Public Lecture, which held on Monday, 13th December, 2021 at the Aderemi Makanjuola Lecture Theatre, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, Sir. David Sunmoni was today, presented an award of appreciation by the organisers.

The award was presented by the president of the Association, and Chairman of Ikorodu North Local Government, Builder Adeola Banjo, in the presence of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni, the Sub Dean of Postgraduate School, Prof. Ibrahim Olateju and Head, Department of Management Technology, Dr. Olabode, and other officials of the university.

The award presentation took place at the office of the Vice Chancellor, Senate Building, Main Campus, Ojo.
Incidentally, Sir. Sunmoni is also from Ikorodu Division of the state.

In a related development, the Lagos State University Directorate of Advancement (LASUDA) this morning, presented a letter of appreciation to the Chairman, Ikorodu North Local Government, Builder Deola Banjo for his magnanimity in accepting to sponsor the LASUDA free medical Outreach, tagged Happy Hour, scheduled to hold in the Local Government Area later in April, this year.

The letter of appreciation was presented by the Director, Prof. Yinka Okubeno-Dipeolu, assisted by Assistant Directors- Dr. Fatai-Abatan and Dr. Funmilayo Ometan.

The Chairman, GC, VC, and Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Prof. Funsho Omobintan.


Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Olusola-Sanwo-Olu has approved the appointment of Professor. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello as the 9th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).

Professor Olatunji-Bello was appointed following 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.

Prof. Olatunji-Bello as well as two other candidates, Professor Omotayo R. Awofolu and Professor Senapon Bakare, were recommended for the position in order of ranking respectively.

The process of selecting a substantive Vice-Chancellor for LASU commenced with advertisements for the vacant position in three National dailies on Friday, July 30th and Friday 13th August, 2021 respectively.

The tenure of the 8th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, lapsed on January 11, 2021.


More than two-thirds of the population of Lagos State are under 30 and this majority have a common need; finding their paths to sustainable income, which is often dependent on their levels of education and skill acquisitions.

Therefore, a government that invests in education and human capacity development would be touching directly on the lives of the majority of Lagos and building a path to a more prosperous future. The government of Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu can aptly claim that cap with its massive investment in education in Lagos State for over the past 2 years of his administration, which is backed by effective implementations by those he has entrusted with the tasks. Following tightly with his promise during his inaugural address in 2019, where he disclosed his T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda, the silent but energetic achiever and his team have initiated and pursued major education intervention projects, which is now yielding visible and laudable results. Sanwo-Olu’s plans for education are ambitious and they are being intelligently driven by likewise passionate people like the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo and the Special Adviser to Governor on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab.

Initiatives like the BOS Education Transformation Plan (BOSETP), car gifts to the best performing teachers, construction and upgrade of hundreds of schools across the state, Public-Private Sector Partnership projects, mass literacy education of girls, and the Eko Digital Skills initiative, Job Initiative Lagos etc., are beaming a promising outlook for the state. Year on year, Sanwo-Olu’s administration has improved the educational share of the state budget. In 2021, a whooping 148billion will spent on education, which represents 12.7% of the state’s budget and closer to the international benchmark of 15-20% and one-fifth on the entire nation’s budget on education. It is without doubt that this government is keen on its dream of Greater Lagos. An empowered populace is the fulcrum of development, peace and progress. The kind of critical focus the education sector is getting in Lagos State is believed to have birth immediate impact on the profile of the state, with the state-owned institution ramping up capacities for improved delivery of quality education and modernization of curriculum for relevance in the 21st century.

One major move is the Eko Digital Skills/Job initiative, powered from the Office Of The Special Adviser On Education, Lagos State headed by Barr. Tokunbo Wahab. In collaboration with the private sector, these initiatives are designed to empower one million students and pupils of state-owned primary and secondary schools with in-demand IT skills by 2023 and 12,000 final year students of state-owned higher institutions with required skills that bridges the employability gap. Wahab once pledged the commitment of his office to the efficient implementation of the state’s sustainable educational policies that will make the state rank among the best in the world.

That pledge seems not to take too long to be realised as the state’s institutions are getting credible international recognition for the efforts of this government in driving their transformation. The Lagos State University, for instance, for the second year running have been ranked as the Second Best University in Nigeria in the World University ranking by Times Higher Education, THE. Even more importantly, the 38 years old institution was ranked the Best Young Institution in Nigeria as released by world ranking body.

In the same energy, The Lagos Polytechnic moved to the number three spot on the webometric ranking of 2021, with Yabatech and Federal Poly Ilaro left to be displaced at this pace, probably within the next two years of this administration’s first term.

This webometric ranking of the best polytechnics implies that the quality of published research works from the school is high when compared to other polytechnics, that is, the school research output and informal scholarly communication is high. Great works commands great acceptance.

The evidential growth in the capacities of these institutions is directly linked to the concerted efforts of the major drivers of the educational revolution happening in the state. Freelanews Research Unit projects multiplier effects on the economy in the areas of reduced unemployment, lessened youth restiveness, improved security and soaring of economic activities across the state in the long run. It is also a popular view of analysts that the governor may have indeed projected this level of achievements, when he made the wise choice of putting the likes of a very bright legal luminary, Barrister Wahab, at the heart of the force powering Lagos to whole new level of growth through strategic human capital development. It was initially argued that the former gubernatorial aspirant’s appointment Tokunbo Wahab was merely for political patronage, giving that his legacies were in areas of law and social justice.

But the last two years have proven that success is only affined to character, not a compendium of capabilities. The world is fast moving to a knowledge economy and Lagos setting the pace, yet again with the Eko Digital Skills and Job Initiatives, which are expected to precipitate a total transformation of the Lagos economy with an outlook to a very prosperous future. #Education #ForAGreaterLagos

Senator Abiru: I Have No Hand in the Cancellation of LASU VC Selection Process ~Ajasa-Info

The Senator Representing East Senatorial District in Lagos State, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, says he has no hand in the cancellation of the LASU VC Selection Process which he revealed in his press release today Monday, 25th of January.

“My attention has been drawn to a viral video on the decision of Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to cancel the process that the Governing Council of Lagos State University (LASU) initiated in synergy with the LASU Senate to select the next Vice Chancellor of the university.

In a 10-minute video published on @baloguneko Instagram handle, one Abisoye Oyeyemi Oshodi wrongfully alleged that I prevailed on Mr. Governor to cancel the first selection process of the next LASU VC. He also alleged that I told Mr. Governor to screen out indigenes of Ikorodu Division contesting for the vice chancellorship position of the university. He claimed that I gave this advice on the ground that Ikorodu Division was only interested in the governorship seat and not the VC position.

All these claims were nothing, but mere figments of Mr. Oshodi’s imagination. They do not in any way represent the truth. I neither prevailed on Mr. Governor to cancel the process first initiated by the Joint Council and Senate Selection Committee to select LASU’s next VC nor ever influenced him to zone the position out of Ikorodu Division for any reason. As a matter of fact, I did not play any role in the whole process.

For the purpose of record, I worked in public and private sectors for 32 years before I joined partisan politics. For this period, I was a promoter of good corporate governance hinged on competence, due process and transparency. Even though I am now in partisan politics, I still believe these values should be at the core of operations in all public or private institutions.

Coming from this background, I strongly believe the appointment of LASU VC, like other tertiary institutions nationwide, should be based on competence and due process. This is the position I have always held, especially in this era when we consciously look forward to our universities to lead the path to sustainable development in all facets of life.”


The Management of Lagos State University wishes to inform staff, students and the general public that three (3) students of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) have tested positive for Covid-19 leading the College to immediately close down all her hostel facilities.

In addition, stakeholders are also informed that:

  1. Room mates of the three students who tested positive and their associates are being tested;
  2. The College already isolated the affected three (3) students and has commenced contact tracing of all affected students;
  3. The hostel facilities were immediately closed for decontamination upon confirmation of the status of the affected students;
  4. All students of the College have been advised to proceed home to self-isolate for the next fourteen (14) days from where their health status will be monitored by the College. Phone numbers/contacts of all students are already obtained to that effect;
  5. Any students showing symptoms at home are to contact the College through dedicated lines for necessary assistance/treatment;
  6. Meanwhile, the College has handed treatment packs to all three who tested positive;
  7. The College is also providing psychological support to the three students who tested positive and their roommates.

Parents, Guardians and the general public are assured that the safety of all staff and students is of top priority and the Lagos State University as a whole will continue to enforce compliance with Covid-19 guidelines and protocols to ensure the safety of all within her campuses.

Management also again enjoins all students, staff and the general public to take personal responsibility and continue to observe Covid-19 guidelines as the virus is real and deadly.


The Senate of Lagos State University, at an emergency session on Monday, 11th January, 2021 elected Professor Oyedamola Oke Acting Vice Chancellor of the University. Prof. Oke, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, polled 61 votes to defeat the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, Prof. Wahab Elias who polled 51 votes.

He takes over in Acting Capacity from Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, SAN, NPOM, whose tenure ended on Sunday, 10th January, 2021.

Prof. Oke is a Professor of Plant Pathology and Former Dean, Faculty of Science. He joined the Lagos State University as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Botany in 1984, and rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2004.