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JUST IN: KWASU VC, Prof Akanbi, is dead

The Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Professor Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi (SAN) is dead.

Sources told SOLACEBASE that the Professor of Law died on Sunday night after a protracted illness.

Also his death was confirmed in a condolence message by the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

The statement described as painful and shocking the death of the Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU) Prof. Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi, SAN.

The statement was issued by Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, on Sunday night.

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“We submit to the decree of Allah who gives and takes. It is against that backdrop that we mourn the Vice Chancellor who answered Allah’s call tonight. He was a true and humble servant of Allah and we beseech our God, the Oft-Forgiving and Merciful, to grant him al-jannah Firdaus,” the Governor said in a statement Sunday night.

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“The professor of law was a colossus who played the leading role to open a new chapter of academic excellence and greatness for KWASU. Our condolences go to his family, immediate and extended, to KWASU and the rest of the academic community, and to members of the bar and the bench in Kwara State and across the country.”

Late Mohammed Mustapha Akanbi became a Professor at the age of 40 and was appointed Vice Chancellor at 49 years.

He became the Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 after been appointed by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.

He was a former Director of Unilorin School of Preliminary Studies and also the son of former President of the court of Appeal and pioneer Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences, (ICPC) late Justice Mohammed Mustapha Akanbi.

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