A Senior Lecturer at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Professor Olu Aboluwoye is dead at the age of 58.
Aboluwoye, who was a popular and outspoken Social critic and Public Affairs Commentator in Ondo state, died at UNIMED Teaching Hospital, Ondo during a protracted illness that started over one month ago after the death of his mother.
Confirming the incident, one of his colleagues, Dr Adedayo Afe said he died at the Trauma Centre at UNIMEDTH.
The don who lost his wife six years ago and buried his mother few weeks ago, was survived three children.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Ibadan in 1984, master’s degree in 1986 and doctorate degree in Chemistry from the same university.
He joined the services of Adekunle Ajasin University in 1989 and rose to the position of Associate professor in 1998 and in 2003, he was appointed a professor.
In 2004, he became a member of the University Governing Council, the same year he was appointed the Dean of the Faculty of Science, a position he held for four years. On April 2008, he was appointed, the National Chairman, Committee of Deans of Science in Nigerian Universities, a position he held till date.
In 2007, he led the group that campaign for Ibrahim Babangida, the former military head of states.
He served as director of research at Adekunle Ajasin University; on August 23, 2007, he delivered the 3rd Adekunle Ajasin University inaugural lecture titled “Chemistry on earth as it is in heaven”.