UNILAG elects new DVC (Acad. & Research)


By Abdulafeez Olaitan

Management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has announced Professor Bolanle Olufunmilayo Oboh as the newly elected Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research) of the institution.

This was confirmed in a press release published on the university’s website on Monday, 28th March, 2022.

At the Statutory Meeting of Council of the institution which was held on Thursday, March 3, 2022, Professor Oboh’s election was confirmed and declared valid.

Her appointment is for two (2) years and takes effect from Monday, 28th March, 2022.

Professor Oboh assumes this office after the end of tenure of the immediate past Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics & Research), Professor Oluwole B. Familoni.

Portfolio of the new DVC (Acad. & Research)

Professor Bolanle Olufunmilayo Oboh is a Professor of Genetics who lectures in the Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Science, University of Lagos.

She is a Biologist & Plant Scientist by training, she is a specialist in the biodiversity studies of local vegetables, tree crops, and small ruminants, especially goats.

Professor Bolanle Oboh is a thoroughbred researcher, whose experience in project delivery and management cuts across various sectors of the Nigerian economy. She has been on many projects, successfully delivered in many states of Nigeria, some of which are: Compliance Monitoring of Environmental Impacts of Artisanal Mining in Ekiti State for the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Environmental Impact Assessment of BUA Cement Factories in Edo and Sokoto States, Environmental Impact Assessment for Integrated Waste Management Project for INTOL-JPI in Apa, Badagry, Lagos State, and Environmental Impact Assessment for NNPC Floating Station on Oluwa River, Arogbo, Ege-Odo LGA, Ondo State.

She was a Resource Person for the development of guidelines for Oil Spill Recovery, Clean-Up, Remediation and Damage Assessment for the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), and has served as Consultant to the Federal and State governments of Nigeria and to many private establishments.

Professor Bolanle Olufunmilayo Oboh is the immediate past Director of the Office of Research and Innovation.

She resumes her new office with substantial administrative and community service experience.

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