Kwara NUJ mourns KWASU’s VC
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on November 21, 2022
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Wahab Olasupo Egbewole, SAN, has commiserated with the government and people of Kwara State on the death of the Vice Chancellor of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Prof. Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi, SAN, who died on Sunday evening after a brief illness.
In a statement signed by the Director of Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, Mr Kunle Akogun, Prof. Egbewole described the death of Prof. Akanbi as tragic and a colossal loss not only to KWASU and the University of Ilorin but to entire humanity.
Prof Egbewole said that he received the death of Prof. Akanbi with utter disbelief and profound confusion because no one would have expected such a young, brilliant and energetic gentleman to die so soon.
The Kwara State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has expressed grief over the death of the Vice-Chancellor, Kwara State University, Malete, Professor Muhammed Mustapha-Akanbi (SAN).
It described the transition of the varsity administrator as heartbroken, painful and utterly shocking with disbelief.
This was contained in a statement issued in Ilorin today by the state NUJ Chairman, Abdullateef ‘Lanre Ahmed and Secretary, Omotayo Ayanda.
The union recalled that the late KWASU boss was very modest in his blueprint upon assumption of office as the second substantive vice-chancellor with clear cut areas of focus to make the university one of the best among its contemporaries.
Some students of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, have joined Kwarans and the University community to mourn the demise of Prof. Professor Muhammed Mustapha-Akanbi (SAN) who according to them was as a model worthy of emulation.
According to them, the death of their Vice Chancellor is a shock that will remain indelible in their minds for a very long time.
They made their position today while speaking with our correspondent Philip Oluyide after the news of the passing into glory of Prof. Akanbi got to the public.
The students of the green University for community development prayed God to grant the university community and family he left behind the fortitude to bear his irreplaceable loss.
The state of harmony has been in solemn mood since the news of the death of the Vice chancellor kwara State University, KWASU, Malete- Professor Muhammed Mustapha-Akanbi (SAN).
On this special report, Chief Editor with the Royal Media Group- Dada Oluwabamise, profiles the life and times of late Professor Muhammed Mustapha-Akanbi (SAN)