LASU VC pioneer Falabi Olumide dies
Prof. Folabi Olumide, pioneer vice-rector of Lagos State University.
According to The PUNCH, he was 81 years old.
His death was confirmed on Friday by the pro-rector of LASU prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun in a press release entitled: “LASU Announces the Death of its First Vice-Chancellor Professor Falabi Olumide at the age of 81”.
It is said that Olumid died after a short illness.
The statement said: “Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, SAN, NPOM, on behalf of the University Board of Governors, Senate, University Office, staff and students, announces with deep regret that the disappearance of its First Vice Chancellor, Professor Falabi Olumide.
“VK thanks its family, LASU community, friends and like-minded people for this irreplaceable loss. Pray that Almighty God will give the Family and all the comforting comfort to bear this great loss.
The late Professor Folabi Olumide, a Nigerian academic and medical surgeon, will be remembered as a pioneer as Vice-Rector of Lagos State University from 1983 to 1988, among other noteworthy endeavors.
“In honor, respect and appreciation of the results achieved during his tenure as the first vice-rector of the university, the university’s leadership renamed the LASU Health Center in 2020 to the Folabi Olumide Health Center.
“Professor Olumide passed away today, Friday, January 8, 2021, after a short illness at the age of 81. May his tender soul rest in perfect peace. “