Lagos - The Federal University of Technology in Akure (FUTA) has paid its tributes to the late former Vice-Chancellor of the Institution, Professor Albert Ilemobade.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adebiyi Daramola, has led a delegation of FUTA’s Principal Officers to the deceased’s home where the widow of the deceased and his children received them.
Daramola described the late don as a patriarch of FUTA whose immense contributions and sacrifice for the development of the institution will remain evergreen in the history of the institution.
He said Ilemobade while in office and even after leaving office showed keen interest in the development of FUTA by always identifying with the institution.
He further said the late don would be sorely missed for his valuable counsel as an elder statesman and a renowned academic with enviable track record in University administration.
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“The last few days have been very terrible for us at the Federal University of Technology, Akure. This is particularly so given the fact that our former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ilemobade was in the University less than 24 hours before his death to grace a wedding ceremony,” said Daramola.
“The news of his kidnap and eventual death under a most gruesome condition has left us all in shock and grief. On behalf of the Governing Council, Staff and Students of FUTA, we say adieu our daddy. May your gentle soul rest in peace in Jesus Name.”
Daramola-led delegation a delegation that included Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development, Prof. Tolulope Akinbogun, the Registrar, Dr Modupe Ajayi, the Bursar, Emmanuel Oresegun, the University Librarian, Dr Femi Oguntuase and the Principal Assistant Registrar, Public Relations, Adegbenro Adebanjo.
Ilemobade was recently murdered by two of his domestic staff.
Born in Ondo State in 1941, he served as Vice-Chancellor of FUTA from 1987 until he retired from the civil service in 1995. He served as consultant to the World Health Organization on Tsetsefly and Trypanosomiasis as well as consultant to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
- CAJ News