The Management of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, has paid a condolence visit to the family of the late former Vice-Chancellor of the Institution, Professor Albert Ilemobade, who was gruesomely murdered by two of his domestic staff.
At the home of the late don, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adebiyi Daramola, who led a delegation of FUTA’s Principal Officers was received by the widow of the deceased and his children.
Mr. Daramola described the late don as a patriarch of FUTA whose immense contributions and sacrifice for the development of the institution will remain evergreen in the history of FUTA.
He said Professor Ilemobade while in office and even after leaving office showed keen interest in the development of FUTA by always identifying with the Institution.
He further said the late don would be sorely missed for his valuable counsel as an elder statesman and a renowned academic with enviable track record in University administration.
Professor Daramola wrote in the condolence Register, “The last few days have been very terrible for us at the Federal University of Technology, Akure. This is particularly so given the fact that our former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ilemobade was in the University less than 24 hours before his death to grace a wedding ceremony. The news of his kidnap and eventual death under a most gruesome condition has left us all in shock and grief. On behalf of the Governing Council, Staff and Students of FUTA, we say adieu our daddy. May your gentle soul rest in peace in Jesus Name.”
He said the University was in close liaison with the family to give the departed former Vice Chancellor a befitting burial.
The Daramola-led delegation included the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development, Professor Tolulope Akinbogun, the Registrar, Dr. (Mrs.) Modupe Ajayi, the Bursar, Mr. Emmanuel Oresegun, the University Librarian, Dr. Femi Oguntuase and the Principal Assistant Registrar, Public Relations, Mr. Adegbenro Adebanjo.