The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, mourns the death of the distinguished administrator, international physician, widely respected medical scientist and a man of many preferment, Late Emeritus Professor Oladipo Olujimi Akinkugbe, who died at 86 on Monday, 15 June, 2020.
The VC said “It is with deep sense of loss but with gratitude to God for a life well spent in selfless service to humanity, that we, at the University of Ibadan received the news of the death of Late Emeritus Professor Oladipo Olujimi Akinkugbe today, 15 June, 2020. May I, therefore on behalf of Council, Senate, Congregation, Management, Staff and Students of the University commiserate with the Akinkugbe family on the death of their illustrious son, uncle, father and elderstateman.
The Vice-Chancellor described the late Professor Akinkugbe as a great Nigerian with passion for his country.
Prof. Olayinka further said “the exit to eternity of our most beloved Prof, will most certainly create gaps stressing that only recently, he bequeathed his entire library to the University of Ibadan.
The VC said “Really, the death of Baba Akinkugbe is not only a loss to his family but the entire academic world who will miss his rich academic and administrative inspiration.
He noted that in observing the rite of passage for our most respected Professor, we take solace in the fact that he left behind great legacies which will keep his memory eternally.
“It is therefore our prayer that the Good Lord will grant his soul perfect rest” Prof. Olayinka said.