Prof Folabi Olumide, the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University, has died.
According to The PUNCH, he was 81 years old.
His death was confirmed by LASU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, on Friday in a press statement titled, ‘LASU announces the passing away of its Pioneer Vice-Chancellor, professor Folabi Olumide at 81 years’.
Olumide was said to have died after a brief illness.
The statement read, “The Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, SAN, NPOM, on behalf of the University Governing Council, the Senate, University Management, Staff and Students, with deep regret, hereby announces the passing away of its first Vice Chancellor, Professor Folabi Olumide.
“The VC commiserates with his family, the LASU Community, Friends and Associates on this irreplaceable loss. He prays that the Almighty God gives the Family and all, the soothing comfort to bear this great loss.
“Late Professor Folabi Olumide, a Nigerian Academic and Medical Surgeon would be remembered for being the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University, between 1983 – 1988, amongst other notable feats.
“As a mark of honour, respect and appreciation in respect of his achievements during his stint as the first Vice Chancellor of the University, the University Management renamed in 2020 the LASU Health Centre as “Folabi Olumide Health Centre”
“Professor Olumide died today, Friday, 8th January 2021, after a brief illness at the age of 81 years. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.”