The Faculty of Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has held a commendation event in honour of the deceased pioneer Head, Department of Local Government Studies, Professor Oladimeji Aborisade.
In his remarks at the event, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, commiserated with his family, friends and associates, noting that the University is celebrating a man who achieved a lot for the Department of Local Government Studies, the Faculty of Administration and the University as a whole. While urging the bereaved family to take heart and have solace in the fact that death is the inevitable end of everybody on earth, the Vice-Chancellor said that the late Professor Aborisade “came, saw and conquered”.
Earlier, while receiving, the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Professor Kayode Soremekun, a one-time faculty member in the Department of International Relations who came to commiserate with the University, Professor Ogunbodede opined that the late Professor had done his best for the University as the founding father of the Department of Local Government Studies. He lamented the absence of a museum where the deeds of celebrated heroes can be archived, adding that he appreciated Professor Soremekun for joining the celebration of a man of honour.
Responding, Professor Soremekun stated that he came to commiserate with the University authorities on the demise of the founding father of the Department of Local Government Studies, late Professor Oladimeji Aborisade. He appreciated Professor Ogunbodede for all he has been doing in OAU, stating that running a University is very hard task.
The Dean, Faculty of Administration, Professor Lanre Nassar in his tribute, described the late Professor Aborisade as honest, hardworking and dedicated man who used everything at his disposal to nurture the Department of Local Government Studies to a viable one and contributed his quota to the development and growth of the Faculty of Administration and the University in general.