The Vice Chancellor University of Maiduguri Professor Aliyu Shugaba has express shock over the demise of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III.
In a statement personally signed by the Vice Chancellor describe the death of the late monarch who is the Chancellor of the institution as a painful exit.
Professor Shugaba says Alaafin of Oyo has demonstrated unparalleled passion and commitment to the development of education in Nigeria and University of Maiduguri in particular.
“Oba Lamidi Adeyemi would specifically be remembered for his sterling leadership, sustained fatherly guidance, support and understanding towards peaceful coexistence and progress of the University ” Professor Shugaba remarks.
The statement adds that the Vice Chancellor on behalf the Council, Senate and the entire University Community condoles with the President who is the visitor of the institution, the immediate family of the imperial majesty and the entire Oyo Kingdom over the great loss.