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Africa’s First Professor Of Geology, Oyawoye, Is Dead

Tuesday 23 May 2023

Jamiu Mosobalaje Oyawoye, Kwara-born first professor of Geology in Africa, has died at the age of 95.

The nonagenarian reportedly died on Monday evening in what has been ascribed to age-related illness at his home in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State.

According to Daily Trust, Oyawoye will be buried today by 4pm.

The late Baba Adini of Kwara State was married to two wives and blessed with 10 children.

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has described his death as a huge national loss.

“He is one of the greatest Nigerians of all time and a pride of the state. His death is the end of a great era in academic accomplishments, dedication to community service, and statesmanship,” the governor said in a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye.

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He however condoled with the Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II; the Olofa-In-Council and the Muslim community in Kwara State.

Emir of Ilọrin and Chairman Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, on his part described the deceased as a God fearing scholar who lived his life with full commitment and dedication to the propagation of Islam.

“The Doyen of Geology in Africa was a kind-hearted and loving man of integrity and father to all and sundry,” he said in a condolence message issued by his spokesman, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona.

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via: Information Nigeria

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