BY IKENNA ASOMBA
The Lagos State University Senate, has elected Prof. Fidelis O. Njokanma as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor, (Administration) for the university. The election was held at the university’s hallowed chamber, Ojo.
Prof. Njokanma, a Professor of Paediatrics, polled a total number of thirty-three (33) votes while his co-contestant, Prof. Olatunji T.F. Abanikannda of the Faculty of Science had thirty (30) votes.
Njokanma, a former Head of Department of Pediatrics, Lagos State University College of Medicine(LASUCOM), was a two-term Deputy Provost of LASUCOM, Ikeja between 2008-2010 and 2010-2012. He has also served as Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences from 2012 to February 2014.
Out of the 139 members of the Senate, 83 signed the attendance register, while 77 members took part in the election.
It would be recalled that the post of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) became vacant after the expiration of the tenure of the immediate past Deputy Vice- Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Omolara A. Bamgboye on Saturday December 7, 2013.