The Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University, KWASU, Prof. Mustapha Akanbi, is dead.
The KWASU Registrar, Kikelomo Salle, confirmed this in a statement issued in Ilorin on Sunday.
She said Mr Akanbi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, died on Sunday after a protracted illness.
”We urge everyone to remember his immediate and extended family, and the University in prayers in this very trying time.
”Burial arrangement will be announced soon,” Ms Salle said.
In his condolence message, the governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, described Mr Akanbi’s death as painful and shocking.
“We submit to the decree of Allah who gives and takes. It is against that backdrop that we mourn the Vice Chancellor who answered Allah’s call tonight.
“He was a true and humble servant of Allah and we beseech our God, the Oft-Forgiving and Merciful, to grant him al-jannah Firdaus,” the Governor said in a statement Sunday night.
“The professor of law was a colossus who played the leading role to open a new chapter of academic excellence and greatness for KWASU.
“Our condolences go to his family, immediate and extended, to KWASU and the rest of the academic community, and to members of the bar and the bench in Kwara State and across the country.”