By Ashemiriogwa Emmanuel The Lagos State Government has said that plans are in top gear to establish two additional universities of technology and education in the state. The Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said this while receiving members of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) led by its chairman, Mr Samuel Edoumiekumo, at the Lagos House, Ikeja on Tuesday. Recently, the Lagos State House of Assembly held two public hearings on the bills to establish a University of Education, as well as that of Science and Technology. At the first hearing, participants discussed how to merge and upgrade Adeniran Ogunsayan College of Education, Ijanikin, and Micheal Otedola College of Education, Epe, to a University of Education. The second hearing was captured to upgrade and transform the Lagos State Polytechnic into a University of Science and Technology. Speaking at the courtesy visit yesterday, the Governor said that the promise of adequate and continuous funding for state-owned tertiary institutions in Lagos State remains irrevocable. In addition, Mr Sanwo-Olu said he would not interfere with the ongoing selection process that would lead to the appointment of the substantive Vice-Chancellor of the state-owned Lagos State University (LASU). According to him, \u201cThe process for the appointment of the substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU) is ongoing and I can assure you that all the laws and due process that would lead to the appointment of the vice-chancellor would be fully adhered to. \u201cI have no intention to interfere or have any interest in the choice of who would be vice-chancellor. We have put in the committeemen and women of impeccable character that have distinguished themselves and are willing to do for us a good job.\u201d The Governor also promised to assist the CVCNU in getting back the title documents of its property located on Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island in Lagos, assuring that the property would be released to the Committee at no cost. On his part, Mr Edoumiekumo commended the Governor\u2019s effort and called for the Lagos State Government's support for the forthcoming 60th anniversary of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities. \u201cAs Nigeria\u2019s economic and social powerhouse, Lagos is arguably a mini-Nigeria and leader in its federation of states. Lagos sets the agenda and leads other states to emulate in economic development, innovation, good governance, and education,\u201d he added.