Prof. Ayodeji Femi-Pearse, Founder of popular scenic resort, Whispering Palms, in Iworo, Badagry, Lagos State is dead.
The late professor of medicine died on Friday at the age of 86, following a brief illness.
During his lifetime, Femi-Pearse had an illustrious academic career as Provost, Lagos University Teaching Hospital; Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos; and Pro- Chancellor, Lagos State University among others.
He retired into the hospitality industry to establish the famous seaside Whispering Palms leisure resort in 1991.
In a condolence message, LASU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, commiserated with the family on the death of the former Chairman of the university’s governing council.
Fagbohun said: “The painful death of Professor Femi-Pearse is not only a great loss to the academic community in Nigeria, but to the nation as a whole.