This was revealed by Adebiyi Daramola, FUTA’s Vice-Chancellor, during a commendation service held in honour of Ilemobade at FUTA’s new auditorium on Monday July 27.
Daramola said the former Vice Chancellor merited the honour because of his many contributions to the development of FUTA and the education sector in Nigeria.
While making the pronouncement, the VC said, “the Governing Council of the University has granted approval to immortalize Baba Ilemobade by naming the University Library after him for his scholarly contributions to the growth and sustainability of the development of the Federal University of Technology, Akure. Henceforth, the university library shall be known and called “Prof. Albert Adeoye Ilemobade Library.”
Professor Daramola said the former Vice Chancellor, who was killed by two domestic aides on June 21, made indelible marks on humanity through his professional calling and service to community. He said the Don lived an exemplary life that was completely filled with service to God and humanity and was prolific in research, productive in scholarship and reputable in intellectualism.
The Vice-Chancellor said that during the late Ilemobade’s tenure as Vice-Chancellor of the institution, he made tremendous contributions to the pioneering development of the University, committing himself to the development of the infrastructural projects necessary for the promotion of academic excellence in the University.
Giving his homily at the service, Ven., Prof., Emmanuel Laseinde, pioneer Chaplain of the University’s Interdenominational Chapel (Chapel of Faith), admonished all to prepare for eternity as there is only one life to live. He extolled the virtues of the departed professor saying he left his footprints in the sands of time.
Speaking on behalf of other members of the family, the late former VC’s son Adesola Ilemobade said in spite of the circumstances of his death, the family has chosen to celebrate his exemplary life and contributions to humanity.
He thanked the university management for the honour done their patriarch saying the family would forever cherish the gesture.Follow Us on Social Media