(POEM) Tribute To Our Beloved Daddy (Professor Adetokunbo Babatunde Sofoluwe)

A great soul is gone
A mighty tree has fallen
A source of inspiration to the meek
A great achiever
Listener to our hearts

A gem is gone
A chapter is forever closed
Our words cannot encompass the transition & lessons your life has introduced to our path
A paragon of excellence
A moral glory to be preached to generations yet unborn.

Why hath thou removed this candle off its stand
Why hath thou weaned us while we yet desire more qualitative nutrients
Why our school daddy?
Why him?
Why now?

Yet we would take succour in the fact that your legacy lives on in our hearts
Sleep on papa
Rest in the heart of glory enthroned in his majesty
Adieu baba shofy.

Sofoluwe, a professor of computer sciences, was born on April 15, 1950 and was appointed the 10th VC of  UNILAG on 31 January, 2010. He graduated in special mathematics in June 1973 from the university and earned his master’s degree in 1975 and doctorate in 1981 from Edinburgh University, Scotland. 

He became a graduate  assistant at UNILAG  in 1976 where he rose to become a full professor in October 1996. 

Sofoluwe was a two-time acting Head of the Department of Computer Science from 1989 to 1991 and 1994 to 1996. He was also Dean of the Faculty of Science between 1998 and 2002 and was elected as a member of the Governing Council of the University of Lagos in 2000. He was the third alumnus to be appointed Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG when he was appointed to the position in January 2010. 

Our condolence goes to his immediate family, students and staff of the Faculty of Science and the entire university community over this great loss. He will surely be greatly missed by us all. Adieu papa shofy 

Courtesy:University of Lagos Science Students’ Association [U.L.S.S.A] EXECUTIVES

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  1. oh God, i still cant believe dat he is gone i find it difficult to believe, i still think it a dream, cos i still saw him and spoke to him dat week and he is not feeling sick at all.
    may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace

  2. We will surely miss U prof. Ur legacy on humility and good morals live on in hearts if people you’ve touched.
    Thanks for impacting lives, thanks for hope giving hope to the hopless, thanks for been there when someone like me needed a helping hand. Thanks sir for giving.
    It can be said of you sir, that you lived well!
    Your good legacy continues.

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