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My father died prepar­ing for Eid-el-Kabir, says LASU Registrar’s daugh­ter


A one-time Reg­is­trar of the Lagos State Uni­ver­si­ty (LASU), Mr. Owolabi Amisu, passed on ear­ly on Tues­day morn­ing while prepar­ing for the Eid-el-Kabir prayers, accord­ing to his eldest daugh­ter, Joke.

The News Agency of Nige­ria reports that Amisu, who was appoint­ed reg­is­trar in 1998, held sway until 2004.

A native of Epe in Lagos State, Amisu died at the age of 71, accord­ing to the fam­i­ly. Griev­ing over the father’s death, Joke told NAN: “It is very dis­heart­en­ing and shock­ing.”

She said he was not sick until he passed on sud­den­ly.

My dad­dy woke up sound and healthy ear­ly this morn­ing to pre­pare for Eid-el-Fitri prayers.

Not until 8.00 am that he com­plained of a slight headache and we imme­di­ate­ly rushed him to Epe Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment. But he could not sur­vive it as he gave up the ghost at 9.00 am, ” she said.

Mean­while, con­do­lences have poured in for the fam­i­ly of the late LASU Reg­is­trar, among is from a Lagos law­mak­er, Mr Segun Olu­lade, who described him as a knowl­edge­able and intel­li­gent man.

Accord­ing to him, Amisu had iden­ti­fied some soci­etal prob­lems and prof­fered cor­rec­tive mea­sures.

Amisu will be sore­ly missed by all in Epe divi­sion because he always put his deep knowl­edge and under­stand­ing of aca­d­e­mics at the dis­pos­al of peo­ple.

I am deeply sad­dened by the death of the for­mer reg­is­trar. But as a believ­er, we must take every occur­rence as the will of God.

I con­dole with his imme­di­ate fam­i­ly, the Mus­lim com­mu­ni­ty and Epe,” Olu­lade told NAN in Epe.

He urged youths par­tic­u­lar­ly in the area to emu­late his exem­plary life style.

The Chair­man, Ere­do Local Gov­ern­ment, Mr Adeniyi Sal­iu, expressed sad­ness over the death of Amisu, describ­ing it as a great loss to Epe, Ere­do com­mu­ni­ty and the acad­e­mia.

He will be remem­bered for his bold­ness, coura­geous stance and wealth of knowl­edge which marked him out in the present day Nige­ria,” he also told NAN.

Also, Mrs Aderonke Ige, the imme­di­ate past Reg­is­trar, Lagos State Poly­tech­nic, said: “His death is shock­ing to me because I talk to him vir­tu­al­ly every­day.

I did not expect him to leave us so soon. I will miss him great­ly and his wealth of knowl­edge.

He is well known in the aca­d­e­m­ic envi­ron­ment as an intel­li­gent and coura­geous man.”

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