Acting Vice-Chancellor of UI commiserated with the family of Olatunji Luqman that died along with others during last Friday’s military aeroplane crash in Kaduna


The Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI), Prof. Adebola Ekanola, has commiserated with the family of Brig.- Gen. Olatunji Luqman Olayinka, who expired along with others during last Friday’s military aeroplane crash in Kaduna.

An announcement by UI Spokesman, Olatunji Oladejo, said the Late Brig.-Gen. Olayinka, 51, has been a MPhil/PhD student in the Department of Peace, Security and Humanitarian Studies, Faculty of Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Ibadan.

Oladejo lent the Acting VC as explaining the late Brig.-Gen. Olayinka, as a highly cerebral, diligent, disciplined and concentrated officer, was interested in using strategic studies to address security challenges in Nigeria.

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Ekanola, who offered prayers and sympathies to the families of the bereaved, said the death of the fallen gallant officers proved to be a massive loss to Nigeria.

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“Brig.-Gen. Olayinka and many others laid theirs reside for the calmness, safety and unity of Nigeria.

“They would be recalled for their gifts to making Nigeria better than they met it. Today, this despair has touched us all. We have to talk about the pain together. This loss is just as much ours. “It is from dust that we come and to the dust we will return. His death is a fantastic loss to his family, the Nigerian Army, the University of Ibadan and the country generally.

“On behalf of Council, Senate, Congregation, Management, Staff and Pupils of this UI, I condole that the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Visitor to the University of Ibadan, family and great people of Nigeria with this unfortunate incident.

“May God break their spirits in calmness. Amen,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the University of Ibadan Flag will complement the National Flag of Nigeria to be flown at half-mast on the campus for 3 days beginning from Monday till Wednesday.

This, he stated, was to honour the departed spirits. (NAN)

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