President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan said he received with sadness the tragic news of the sudden death on Saturday of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Olatokunbo Babatunde Sofoluwe, at the age of 62.
The President, who described the late Professor Sofoluwe as “an accomplished and renowned academic,” commended his remarkable achievements in the field of computer science in particular and the sciences in general.
Jonathan also lauded the administrative acumen of the late 12th Vice-Chancellor of the university, especially the reforms he introduced in the area of Information Technology.
While the President hopes that his successors will build on the worthy legacies bequeathed by Sofoluwe, he regrets that his expertise will be greatly missed, especially at this time that university administrators are faced with the daunting challenge of making the nation’s universities true citadels of learning and incubators of developmental ideas in order to make them globally competitive.
Jonathan commiserated with the Sofoluwe family in particular and the university community in general over the demise of the distinguished scholar.
He prayed God Almighty to comfort the bereaved and grant the soul of the departed eternal peace.