In accordance with Schedule I, Section 4(1) of the Lagos State University Law, 2004, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) assists the Vice-Chancellor in the performance of his functions. In this case, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is responsible to the Vice Chancellor for all academic matters and performs such other functions as the Vice-Chancellor or the Council shall from time to time, assign to him/her.
Prof. Olufunsho Abayomi Omobitan was born in Lagos State, Nigeria. He obtained his Master of Science in Economics and Ph.D in Economics (Development Economics and Public Sector Economics) from University of Vienna, Austria in 1984 and 1987 respectively.
He joined Lagos State University as Lecturer II in 1989 and rose through the ranks to the position of an Associate Professor in 2012 and a Professor of Economics in 2015.
He was appointed the Director Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programme, Lagos State University from 1998 to 2005. In October 2021, he was appointed as a member of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TetFund) National Research Fund Screening and Monitoring Committee (NRFS & MC). The Professor of Economics was appointed as member, Procurement Planning Committee For Lagos State University in February 2022, member, Lagos State University Ventures Board in August 2022 and member, Search Committee For Appointment of Lagos State Government Endowed Professorial Chair Transport, Lagos State University in September 2022.
Prof. Olufunsho Omobitan has authored and co-authored Nine (9) books and more than thirty (30) Journal articles.
He is a member of the Nigerian Economic Society, Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (FNIPR) (Honorary) and Member, Researcher and Publication Committee of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Nigeria.
Prof. Omobitan has won several awards and grants among them are; TETFUND 2020 National Research Fund Grant for Project Titled: Emerging Patterns and Determination of Rape: Comparative Study of Rural – Urban Communities in Nigeria; Afro – Asian Institute in Vienna, Austria Scholarship; Austrian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Scholarship; and Lagos State Bursary Award 1979 – 1983.
The professor of economics has attended several conferences, workshops, exhibitions, technical meetings in different states in Nigeria and abroad. He is married with a child.
The Visitor (Lagos State Governor)
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration)
Sir David O.A. SUNMONI, FCA, KJW.
OGALA Babatunde John Kwame. SAN; FNIM, Fbr, FIMC
Mr. Tolani SULE
Prof. Yemi A. AKINKUOTU
Mrs. Foluke Kafayat ABDULRAZAQ
Prof. Danoye OGUNTOLA-LAGUDA
Mrs. Moronke WILLIAMS
Barr. Adebayo AKINSANYA
Prof. Shaffideen Adeniyi AMUWO
Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma ODII
Mrs. Oluwakemi Yetunde KALESANWO
Prof. Mobolaji A. OLUDARA
Mrs. Mojisola Tolagbe TAIWO
Prof. Abiodun O. ADEWUYA
Dr. Hakeem ADETUGBOBO
Mrs. Adenike YOMI-FASEUN
Mr. Adekunle SONAME
Mr. Karl Olutokun TORIOLA
Mr. Albert Yemaren AGOSU
Mr. Faruk Adebisi DANMOLE
Mr. Jubril Ayilara YAKUBU