The Vice Chancellor, Professor ‘Lanre Fagohun, SAN, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Yeside Fagbohun set the tone for the evening with his welcome address as he told the gathering the reason why the University had to honour the duo. He went further to say that both men had paid their dues and deserved to be honoured, having added value to both Lagos State University College of Medicine as well as Lagos State University Teaching Hospital [LASUTH].
On the former Chief Medical Director, the Vice Chancellor appreciated all he did while he was in charge and advised that wherever he found himself, he should still connect with LASU. To the new Chief Medical Director, Professor Fagbohun, has this to say “you are cerebral, well connected and we count on your wealth of experience to achieve success on this appointment. The road may be rough, but, I believe you will surmount the challenges”. He thanked the Principal Officers for their continued support at all time. He expressed optimism that LASUTH, LASUCOM and LASU will continue to work together to achieve greatness, saying the trio are brothers.
The immediate past Chief Medical Director, Prof. Oke in his thank you speech, appreciated the Vice Chancellor and the Management team for the honour, which he said was a huge surprise. He also appreciated the Acting Provost, LASUCOM, Prof. Anthonia Ogbera and LASUTH for their support, while he was in charge of LASUTH as the Chief Medical Director. He averred that Prof. Fabamwo was the man for the LASUTH’s job. He wished him a successful tenure.
On the part of the new Chief Medical Director, Prof. Fabamwo, he thanked all that believed in him and encouraged him in taking the plum job and the confidence the current Vice Chancellor Lagos State University reposed in him. Ultimately, he believed God made it happen. He applauded the giant strides of Prof. Oke at LASUTH hoped to match them and hopefully surpass them. He described the team left behind by the former Chief Medical Director as an excellent one and hoped they will continue to be. He stated, that LASUCOM and LASUTH will continue to work together to achieve a great deal of success and the relationship will continue to be a seamless one. He called the Vice Chancellor a progressive, saying he sees more good tidings coming to LASU in the near future. “The hallmark of any great man is to balance work life, family as well as social. This helps to see life from a good perspective. I thank everybody for taking time out to honour us”, he ended.
The Registrar, Mr. Mohammed Olayinka Amuni read the citation of the two men, one after the other. There were good will messages. A live band was on the band stand, and guests were treated to sumptuous meals.
Other personalities at the event were the Deputy Vice Chancellor [Academic], Prof. Olumuyiwa Noah, Deputy Vice Chancellor [Administration], Prof Oyedamola Oke, the Bursar, Mr. Babatunde Said Olayinka, College Secretary, Mr. Adelaja Oyebanjo, Dean, Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, Prof. Adedeji, Deputy Registrar [VCO], Mrs. Anat Adesunkanmi, PAR/SA to Vice Chancellor, Mr. Wale Anthony, SAR Coordinator, CIPPR, Mr. Ademola Adekoya, Senior Assistant Registrar [Registrar’s Office], Mr. Kehinde Ismail, Information and Public Relations Officer, CIPPR, Gbadegesin Olanrewaju Daud, Mrs. Elizabeth Abodunrin, University Multimedia Centre, wives of the honourees, families and friends. There was a toast to life, good health and more.
The College Secretary, Mr. Adelaja Oyebanjo gave the vote of thanks.
It was one evening to remember!