The Performing Vice-Chancellor of the College of Ibadan, Prof. Adebola Ekanola, has commiserated with the household of Brig.- Gen. Olatunji Luqman Olayinka, who died together with others throughout final Friday’s army aircraft crash in Kaduna.
Ekanola additionally commiserated with the President, Main Basic Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and Nigerians on the demise of the Chief of Military Employees, Late Lt. Basic Ibrahim Attahiru, and different gallant officers within the ill-fated army aircraft crash.
A press release by UI Spokesman, Olatunji Oladejo, mentioned the Late Brig.-Gen. Olayinka, 51, was an MPhil/PhD scholar within the Division of Peace, Safety and Humanitarian Research, School of Multidisciplinary Research, College of Ibadan.
Oladejo quoted the Performing VC as describing the late Brig.-Gen. Olayinka, as a extremely cerebral, diligent, disciplined and targeted officer, who was concerned with utilizing strategic research to deal with safety challenges in Nigeria.
Ekanola, who provided prayers and sympathies to the households of the bereaved, mentioned that the demise of the fallen gallant officers was an enormous loss to Nigeria.
“Brig.-Gen. Olayinka and others laid their lives for peace, safety and unity of Nigeria.
“They might be remembered for his or her contributions to creating Nigeria higher than they met it. At present, this grief has touched us all. We should share the ache collectively. This loss is simply as a lot ours.
“It’s from mud that we come and to the mud we will return. His demise is a good loss to his household, Nigerian Military, College of Ibadan and the nation usually.
“On behalf of Council, Senate, Congregation, Administration, Employees and College students of the UI, I condole the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Customer to the College of Ibadan, household and good individuals of Nigeria on this unlucky incident.
“Could God relaxation their souls in peace. Amen,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, the College of Ibadan Flag will complement the Nationwide Flag of Nigeria to be flown at half-mast on the campus for 3 days starting from Monday until Wednesday.
This, he mentioned, was to honour the departed souls.