The Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) was commissioned by the Lagos State Government on the 9th February 1999 His Excellency, Col. Muhammed Buba Marwa, then Military Administrator. This was sequel to the adoption of the recommendation of a 1987 Committee report by the Advisory Committee set up by the late Vice Chancellor, Professor Fatiu Ademola Akesode. The Advisory Committee adopted the recommendation of the Committee of 1987 set up by Professor Afolabi Olumide, the first Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University.
The institutional goal of the Lagos State University College of Medicine is to produce medical doctors and health professionals who shall be:
- of acceptable national/international standards;
- of high quality, and in such numbers as are required to meet the health care needs of Lagos State and the nation at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels;
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