Dean’s message on COVID-19
Professor Enase Okonedo

Professor Enase Okonedo was appointed Dean of Lagos Business School (LBS) in 2009. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) with an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona and a Doctorate in Business Administration from International School of Management (ISM), Paris.

Monday, March 23, 2020


The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) across countries of the world has resulted in nearly 350,000 cases in at least 192 countries and has increasingly become a cause for global concern. Although we have recorded 30 cases and zero deaths here in Nigeria; safety is of utmost priority thus I am providing details on the measures Lagos Business School (LBS) is taking to ensure our staff and students are safe.

Our immediate response to news of the outbreak was to constitute a team that developed a school-wide plan to urgently tackle the situation within our community. The Response Team has created short-, medium-, and long-term plans detailing safety measures to be implemented if the situation escalates.

For our MBA programmes, we have temporarily suspended face-to-face classes and have moved current modules to our online platform. All events within LBS that involve incoming visitors, visiting professors and external partners from World Health Organisation listed hotspot countries have been postponed until further notice. Staff have been provided with virtual tools to enable remote work if the need arises and to sustain team connectivity despite the distance.

We urge everyone to practise social distancing among other preventive measures. Please remember that now is not the time to panic; keep abreast of accurate information as provided by the world Health Organisation (WHO) and other trusted agencies. 

We wish you good health in these times as we pray that normality is restored to the world soon.

For more information, please visit the COVID-19 page that can be accessed here.

Professor Enase Okonedo