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  •  Two former Vice Chancellors University of Ibadan Prof Idowu Olayinka and Prof Isaac Adewole have extolled the virtues and contributions of the late Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje the first Nigerian Professor of Geography Olayinka and Adewole along with others spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Saturday NAN reports that Mabogunje was born on Oct 18 1931 in Kano and died on Aug 4 Mabogunje was African President of the International Geographical Union In 1999 he was the first African to be elected as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences among other achievements during his lifetime Olayinka said We mourn the demise of Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his entire family associates and friends He matriculated at the then University College Ibadan in 1949 and earned a First Degree in Geography in 1953 This was followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in the same discipline He was elevated to the grade of Professor in 1965 thus becoming the first Nigerian Professor of Geography Baba was widely acclaimed as the foremost Social Scientist ever produced by Africa He had earlier in his illustrious career served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ibadan from 1968 till 1970 He provided a leadership role in the preparation of the Master Plan for the Abuja Federal Capital Territory According to Olayinka as one of the earliest students of the University College Ibadan Mabogunje received the Degree of Doctor of Science _honoris causa_ from the University of Ibadan in 2018 He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him as a distinguished and highly respected UIte who was very passionate about his Alma Mater He served meritoriously as the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye he said Olayinka said that it was high time the government took the advice of the late professor on university ownership to ensure sustainability It is generally accepted that the fortunes of the Nigerian University System cannot improve until a sustainable funding model is guaranteed In this respect about a decade ago Prof Akin Mabogunje suggested that the Federal Government of Nigeria should hand over the University of Ibadan to the Alumni to manage It is perhaps high time this proposal is interrogated for the overall benefit of the country otherwise if we are to learn from history the current national strike by ASUU may painfully not be the last We pray for the repose of the soul of the Colossus and eminent global citizen Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew this humble and soft spoken academic giant the former VC said Also Adewole another former Vice Chancellor extolled the virtues of the deceased and his contributions to the development of Nigeria especially the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja We have lost an Iroko He was truly the last of the Mohicans An academic noble he dined and wined with the Kings and Queens He was another Mr Fix a soft spoken man who influenced policies without being a politician Abuja was his hand and foot print A city that could be named after him A unique and successful family man he remained largely visible but quiet His work and legacy are immortal May his gentle soul Rest In Peace Adewole a former Minister of Health said In his comments retired Prof Olabode Lucas of the Department of Agronomy University of Ibadan said that the late Prof Mabogunje was indeed an academic giant and intellectual Colossus He was in the same league as Ibadan Academic giants like Dike Lambo Ajayi Lucas Odeku Akinkugbe Aboyade Irvine Durley Olayide Oyenuga and Bassir He was the greatest Geographer in Africa who won the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Geography As a student at Ibadan he was the Secretary of the Action Group on the campus together with people like Bola Ige and Olutoye In this capacity he was a member of the Action Group Executive Council presided over by late Chief Obafemi Awolowo After retirement he founded the DPC with Prof Aboyade For many years he was the Chancellor of Ogun State University He came he saw and conquered May his soul rest in perfect peace Lucas said Also Mr David Afolayan the Chief Executive Officer GIS Konsult said that the late Prof Mabogunje contributed to learning of Geography and passed it down to the next generation Afolayan described the deceased as a professor of professors and a great mentor He contributed immensely to teaching of GIS in public and private secondary schools in Nigeria since 2015 and in equipping the next generation on having a better understanding of how the world works And he also empowered young people to proffer solutions to problems in the society through the connections he provided on the project I was inspired to take on Afolayan said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ex-UI VCs, Olayinka, Adewole, others mourn Mabogunje, 1st Nigerian Professor of Geography
     Two former Vice Chancellors University of Ibadan Prof Idowu Olayinka and Prof Isaac Adewole have extolled the virtues and contributions of the late Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje the first Nigerian Professor of Geography Olayinka and Adewole along with others spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Saturday NAN reports that Mabogunje was born on Oct 18 1931 in Kano and died on Aug 4 Mabogunje was African President of the International Geographical Union In 1999 he was the first African to be elected as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences among other achievements during his lifetime Olayinka said We mourn the demise of Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his entire family associates and friends He matriculated at the then University College Ibadan in 1949 and earned a First Degree in Geography in 1953 This was followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in the same discipline He was elevated to the grade of Professor in 1965 thus becoming the first Nigerian Professor of Geography Baba was widely acclaimed as the foremost Social Scientist ever produced by Africa He had earlier in his illustrious career served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ibadan from 1968 till 1970 He provided a leadership role in the preparation of the Master Plan for the Abuja Federal Capital Territory According to Olayinka as one of the earliest students of the University College Ibadan Mabogunje received the Degree of Doctor of Science _honoris causa_ from the University of Ibadan in 2018 He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him as a distinguished and highly respected UIte who was very passionate about his Alma Mater He served meritoriously as the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye he said Olayinka said that it was high time the government took the advice of the late professor on university ownership to ensure sustainability It is generally accepted that the fortunes of the Nigerian University System cannot improve until a sustainable funding model is guaranteed In this respect about a decade ago Prof Akin Mabogunje suggested that the Federal Government of Nigeria should hand over the University of Ibadan to the Alumni to manage It is perhaps high time this proposal is interrogated for the overall benefit of the country otherwise if we are to learn from history the current national strike by ASUU may painfully not be the last We pray for the repose of the soul of the Colossus and eminent global citizen Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew this humble and soft spoken academic giant the former VC said Also Adewole another former Vice Chancellor extolled the virtues of the deceased and his contributions to the development of Nigeria especially the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja We have lost an Iroko He was truly the last of the Mohicans An academic noble he dined and wined with the Kings and Queens He was another Mr Fix a soft spoken man who influenced policies without being a politician Abuja was his hand and foot print A city that could be named after him A unique and successful family man he remained largely visible but quiet His work and legacy are immortal May his gentle soul Rest In Peace Adewole a former Minister of Health said In his comments retired Prof Olabode Lucas of the Department of Agronomy University of Ibadan said that the late Prof Mabogunje was indeed an academic giant and intellectual Colossus He was in the same league as Ibadan Academic giants like Dike Lambo Ajayi Lucas Odeku Akinkugbe Aboyade Irvine Durley Olayide Oyenuga and Bassir He was the greatest Geographer in Africa who won the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Geography As a student at Ibadan he was the Secretary of the Action Group on the campus together with people like Bola Ige and Olutoye In this capacity he was a member of the Action Group Executive Council presided over by late Chief Obafemi Awolowo After retirement he founded the DPC with Prof Aboyade For many years he was the Chancellor of Ogun State University He came he saw and conquered May his soul rest in perfect peace Lucas said Also Mr David Afolayan the Chief Executive Officer GIS Konsult said that the late Prof Mabogunje contributed to learning of Geography and passed it down to the next generation Afolayan described the deceased as a professor of professors and a great mentor He contributed immensely to teaching of GIS in public and private secondary schools in Nigeria since 2015 and in equipping the next generation on having a better understanding of how the world works And he also empowered young people to proffer solutions to problems in the society through the connections he provided on the project I was inspired to take on Afolayan said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ex-UI VCs, Olayinka, Adewole, others mourn Mabogunje, 1st Nigerian Professor of Geography
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    Ex-UI VCs, Olayinka, Adewole, others mourn Mabogunje, 1st Nigerian Professor of Geography

    Two former Vice-Chancellors, University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka and Prof. Isaac Adewole, have extolled the virtues and contributions of the late Prof. Akinlawon Mabogunje, the first Nigerian Professor of Geography.

    Olayinka and Adewole along with others spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Saturday.

    NAN reports that Mabogunje was born on Oct.18, 1931 in Kano and died on Aug. 4. Mabogunje was African President of the International Geographical Union.

    In 1999, he was the first African to be elected as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences, among other achievements during his lifetime.

    Olayinka said: “We mourn the demise of Prof. Akinlawon Mabogunje.

    Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his entire family, associates and friends.

    “He matriculated at the then University College, Ibadan in 1949 and earned a First Degree in Geography in 1953. This was followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in the same discipline.

    “He was elevated to the grade of Professor in 1965, thus becoming the first Nigerian Professor of Geography.

    “Baba was widely acclaimed as the foremost Social Scientist ever produced by Africa.

    He had earlier, in his illustrious career, served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ibadan from 1968 till 1970. “He provided a leadership role in the preparation of the Master Plan for the Abuja Federal Capital Territory.

    ” According to Olayinka, as one of the earliest students of the University College, Ibadan, Mabogunje received the Degree of Doctor of Science _honoris causa_ from the University of Ibadan in 2018. “He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him as a distinguished and highly respected UIte, who was very passionate, about his Alma Mater.

    “He served meritoriously as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye,” he said.

    Olayinka said that it was high time the government took the advice of the late professor on university ownership to ensure sustainability.

    “It is generally accepted that the fortunes of the Nigerian University System cannot improve until a sustainable funding model is guaranteed.

    “In this respect, about a decade ago, Prof. Akin Mabogunje suggested that the Federal Government of Nigeria should hand over the University of Ibadan to the Alumni to manage.

    “It is perhaps high time this proposal is interrogated for the overall benefit of the country, otherwise, if we are to learn from history the current national strike by ASUU may painfully not be the last.

    “We pray for the repose of the soul of the Colossus and eminent global citizen, Prof. Akinlawon Mabogunje.

    He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew this humble and soft spoken academic giant,” the former VC said.

    Also, Adewole, another former Vice-Chancellor, extolled the virtues of the deceased and his contributions to the development of Nigeria, especially the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

    “We have lost an ‘Iroko’.

    He was truly the last of the ‘Mohicans’.

    An academic noble, he dined and wined with the Kings and Queens.

    “He was another ‘Mr Fix’, a soft spoken man, who influenced policies without being a politician.

    “Abuja was his hand and foot print.

    A city that could be named after him.

    A unique and successful family man, he remained largely visible but quiet.

    His work and legacy are immortal.

    “May his gentle soul Rest In Peace,” Adewole, a former Minister of Health, said.

    In his comments, retired Prof. Olabode Lucas of the Department of Agronomy,  University of Ibadan, said that the late Prof. Mabogunje was indeed an academic giant and intellectual Colossus.

    “He was in the same league as Ibadan Academic giants like Dike, Lambo, Ajayi  Lucas, Odeku, Akinkugbe, Aboyade, Irvine, Durley, Olayide Oyenuga and Bassir.

    “He was the greatest Geographer in Africa, who won the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Geography.

    “As a student at Ibadan, he was the Secretary of the Action Group on the campus together  with people like Bola Ige and Olutoye.

    “In this capacity, he was a member of the Action Group Executive Council presided over by late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

    “After retirement, he founded the DPC with Prof. Aboyade.

    For many years, he was the Chancellor of Ogun State University.

    “He came, he saw and conquered.

    May his soul rest in perfect peace,” Lucas said.

    Also, Mr David Afolayan, the Chief Executive Officer, GIS Konsult, said that the late Prof. Mabogunje contributed to learning of Geography and passed it down to the next generation.

    Afolayan described the deceased as a professor of professors and a great mentor.

    “He contributed immensely to teaching of GIS in public and private secondary schools in Nigeria since 2015 and in equipping the next generation on having a better understanding of how the world works.

    “And, he also empowered young people to proffer solutions to problems in the society through the connections he provided on the project I was inspired to take on,” Afolayan said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to family friends and associates of Prof Akin Mabogunje who passed on at 90 Buhari declared that Mabogunje s departure will be greatly felt by the nation especially the academia The president s condolence message is contained in a statement by his spokesman Mr Femi Adesina on Thursday in Abuja He commiserated with Mabogunje s network of professional associates and experts at home and abroad who have shared in his vision of nation building with cerebral works in urbanisation human and regional development geographic perspectives and shelter provision Buhari noted the depth reach and extensive research of the first African President of the International Geographical Union Mabogunje was the first African to be elected as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1999 and in 2017 was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and received the Vautrin Lud Prize According to the president Mabogunje s contribution to education in Nigeria and in many parts of the world remains indelible especially the leadership positions he held which include Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council Ogun State University He was also Chairman of Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy Member Board of Trustees Nigerian National Merit Award Endowment Fund and later Chairman of the Fund Buhari prayed that the almighty God would grant the renowned geographer a peaceful rest and comfort his family NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari mourns Prof. Akin Mabogunje
     President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to family friends and associates of Prof Akin Mabogunje who passed on at 90 Buhari declared that Mabogunje s departure will be greatly felt by the nation especially the academia The president s condolence message is contained in a statement by his spokesman Mr Femi Adesina on Thursday in Abuja He commiserated with Mabogunje s network of professional associates and experts at home and abroad who have shared in his vision of nation building with cerebral works in urbanisation human and regional development geographic perspectives and shelter provision Buhari noted the depth reach and extensive research of the first African President of the International Geographical Union Mabogunje was the first African to be elected as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1999 and in 2017 was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and received the Vautrin Lud Prize According to the president Mabogunje s contribution to education in Nigeria and in many parts of the world remains indelible especially the leadership positions he held which include Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council Ogun State University He was also Chairman of Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy Member Board of Trustees Nigerian National Merit Award Endowment Fund and later Chairman of the Fund Buhari prayed that the almighty God would grant the renowned geographer a peaceful rest and comfort his family NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari mourns Prof. Akin Mabogunje
    General news2 months ago

    Buhari mourns Prof. Akin Mabogunje

    President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to family, friends and associates of Prof. Akin Mabogunje, who passed on at 90. Buhari declared that Mabogunje’s “departure will be greatly felt by the nation, especially the academia”.

    The president’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Thursday in Abuja.

    He commiserated with Mabogunje’s network of professional associates and experts, at home and abroad, who have shared in his vision of nation building, with cerebral works in urbanisation, human and regional development, geographic perspectives and shelter provision.

    Buhari noted the depth, reach and extensive research of the first African President of the International Geographical Union.

    Mabogunje was the first African to be elected as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1999, and in 2017, was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and received the Vautrin Lud Prize.

    According to the president, Mabogunje’s contribution to education in Nigeria, and in many parts of the world, remains indelible, especially the leadership positions he held, which include Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Ogun State University.

    He was also Chairman of Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy; Member, Board of Trustees, Nigerian National Merit Award Endowment Fund; and later Chairman of the Fund. Buhari prayed that the almighty God would grant the renowned geographer a peaceful rest and comfort his family.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN