Big congrats as Professor (Mrs) Yemi Olatunji-Bello mni, emerges LASU VC !
Watching her deliver her seminal Inaugural Lecture to a packed auditorium at LASU back in 2009 (12 years ago!), I knew instinctively she would go places.
Today, my hunch has been proved right. Finally, enter the ninth Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Professor (Mrs) Yemi Olatunji-Bello.
Indeed, anyone who has followed her career trajectory in the academia in the last three decades will attest her impeccable originality as a scholar with significant contributions to the body of knowledge.
A distinction further garnished by an exemplary character as a tested, first-class administrator and a God-fearing woman.
I have no doubt this unique convergence of rich experiences and sterling qualities will enable her take LASU to greater heights in times ahead.
Doubtless, she has come a long way.
The 56 year old Professor is of the College of Medicine, Lagos State University.
Until 2007 when she was invited to join LASU, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Lagos College of Medicine, Idi Araba, Lagos.
She first became a member of the Governing Council of LASU in 2004 and in 2008 was elected twice as the Deputy Vice Chancellor of LASU under Professor Lateef Hussain as the Vice Chancellor.
Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello later became the Ag Vice Chancellor of LASU in 2011.
She attended Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School for her secondary education and did her A level at Methodist Girls High School, Yaba.
She attended the University of Ibadan, and the University of Lagos for her university education and was also at the University of Texas, San Antonio as a Research Fellow.
She is a member of the National Institute of Strategic Studies and a fellow of the Royal College of Physiology, UK.
She is married to Hon. Tunji Bello, current Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Lagos State and blessed with three Children.