Lagos - Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, has heaped praise on Obi (Professor) Chike Edozien, the Asagba of Asaba, on his 90th birthday.
He has reached the milestone today (Tuesday).
“Your solid intellectual pedigree and global exposure which you have brought to bear on the management of the traditional institution you inherited 24 years ago, has reflected in the quality of service you have rendered to your people,” Abubakar said.
According to Abubakar, Edozien stood out as an academic, and as the “oldest traditional ruler and oldest living professor in Nigeria today.”
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Edozien was born on July 28, 1925 in Asaba.
His university education began with an admission to the University College Dublin, Ireland in 1944.
He completed his BSc with honours in Physiology from the National University of Ireland in 1948, MSc in Physiology in 1950, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Chemotherapy (MBBCh) in 1954.
He won several academic awards in the process.
His academic career began with an appointment as a Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry in Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1951.
In 1952 he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Pathology at the University College, Ibadan.
He returned to Ibadan after further studies in Ireland.
- CAJ News