UNILAG Vice Chancellor Dies After Heart Attack

Professor Babatunde Sofoluwe
By SaharaReporters, New York

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Babatunde Adetokunbo Sofoluwe has died after a heart attack which occurred during a university meeting. Professor Sofoluwe had a cardiac arrest during the university council meeting and later died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in Idi-Araba, Lagos.

Professor Sofoluwe was 62 year old. He is an alumni of the University of Lagos with a graduate degree in Computer sciences. Prior to his death, Prof. Sofoluwe had also served twice as the head of the computer science department and also as the dean of the faculty of sciences at the university.

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Unilag VC

Sahara report, get your priority right, the VC was never in any meeting before he collapsed, he had an attack in is office,and managed to call his Doctor. Pls verify ur story before you mislead people..

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What a pity

What a great loss...

Death is unevitable to all human beings but to God be the glory for a life well spent of Prof. Sofoluwe...May his soul rest in peace and give the family the fortitude to bear the loss...R.I.P

ADIEU PROF SHOFFY. YOU PLAYED YOUR PART

What a loss to the academia, UNILAG community and Nigeria.
Death is the ultimate end of all people but we are content in the knowledge that he played his part in the advancement of knowledge progress of our society.
May God grant his family and the UNILAG Community fortitude to bear the loss.

Did this come from an undergraduate?

Hey Elegbede,

Are you an undergraduate of this university?

May the prof's soul rest in peace.

Rest in the bosom of our Lord

Rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ uncle Toks.... words cannot express how much this saddens us....we love you but God loves you more. Adieu

Adieu my Great Prof

Its indeed a great loss to Nigeria and Africa as whole. A gentle man God fearing and humble to the call. Nigerians will forever miss you. May you rest in peace.

THE STATE OF OUR HEALTH FACILITIES

"Na poverty, no be illness, kill poor man pikin". With better facilities at LUTH/MEDILAG, Prof. Sofoluwe, would have survived. In England, an African Footballer, Muamba who plays for Austin Okocha's former Club, Bolton Wanderers had a worse but similar medical problem. He was revived and he recovered. Sam Okwaraji had it years back and died playing for the National Team of Nigeria.

Top Nigerian Government officials run to Europe and North America for medical attention having failed to invest in the Health sector at home.

An Iroko tree that fell.

It is a great loss to these entire generation to have lost one of the great academics in this nation. Your role of leadership in the University system will be felt. MAY GOD GRANT YOU ETERNAL REST. You will be missed forever. Adieu.
Prof. A.B Sofoluwe.

great loss

prof s death was shocking, he walks around the sch with joy and happiness, despite that he s a VC he s a very simple person, he does not walk with body guide , P A or with security men , he s a man of God, he will play with any student and even crack joke with you .
i was still in the library on friday afternoon where i saw him, he moved in silently without shouting , until when some staffs get noticed.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.
all other VC should take not and learn from this great man, u will see some nigerian VC behaving like small god and using that post to oppress and amass illegal wealth and walking around with many security men.

please if u are a VC of a university in nigeria pls kindly go and read about prof shofoluwe and how he interacted positively with the UNILAG community

PROF SIR BYE

Prof was such a 9ce &

Prof was such a 9ce & hardworking man, replying mail sent 2 him by me as early as 5.00am without meeting me or knowing me 4rm Adam. May u Rest In Peace Sir.

Adieu to Prof

Prof you're a great loss to Nigeria as a whole. Your contribution to the overall development of the country can not be wished away. We pray God grant you eternal rest and avail your family to be the fortitude to bear this great passage

University of Lagos VC

Death is the end of every man born of a woman. It may come at anytime, anywhere and anyhow. May the good Lord grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. And may perpetual light shine upon him. Adieu.

Great Loss of great teacher

What a loss! Dr. Shoffy (Professor of Computer Science) taught us Numerical Analysis and was my project supervisor way back in the mid-80s. Everybody wanted to do any course he taught then. Very good and reliable teacher, all the students love him. Shoffy as he was fondly called, May His soul rest in perfect peace. May God grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss. This is indeed a great loss to the Nation.

Adieu Professor Adetokunbo Sofoluwe.

What a loss! Dr. Shoffy

What a loss! Dr. Shoffy (Professor of Computer Science) taught us Numerical Analysis and was my project supervisor way back in the mid-80s. Everybody wanted to do any course he taught then. Very good and reliable teacher, all the students love him. Shoffy as he was fondly called, May His soul rest in perfect peace. May God grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss. This is indeed a great loss to the Nation.

Adieu Professor Adetokunbo Sofoluwe.

Adieu Prof!

Prof. was exceptionally good. He was a father to many. He would forever be remembered for his great contribution to the development of the University. May his gentle soul rest perfect peace.

unilag VC

May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Those of us above 50yrs shoud take the medical checkups with utmost seriuosness

Tokunbo, May yur gentle

Tokunbo, May yur gentle soulRest in peace.

beautiful mind

May your soul rest in peace........my thought and pray are with your family.

r.i.p.

Eternal rest grant him oh Lord.

He was a scholar.This is a

He was a scholar.This is a loss to the nigeria nation.May his gentle soul rest in peace.

what a sad news

May GOD almighty comfort his family and entire University comunities.RIP.

It is very painful

It is very pain 2 loss this type personnel in this country

Another wasted life. This man

Another wasted life. This man would have been resuscitated and remain alive today if the incidence took place in the US, UK or Australia.
All that was needed was for any of the people present to start basic resuscitation which any bystander can do with little or no aid, while waiting for the emergency team to arrive.
In Nigeria, awareness for cardiac resuscitation is almost zero among non-healthcare worker. The trend allover the world is for as many people as possible to get the basic knowledge of resuscitation so that in the event of any emergency, the chance of survival will be inreased by doing the right thing within the first few minuites of the event which is critical to the outcome. we need to have this basic knowledge of BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) to help one another. You can be the victim tomorrow.

HUMONGOUS LOSS

I recollect Sir Shofy in CMS grammar school until when he left in 1969. He was a bit on the eccentric side with the way he used to wear his pants well below waist level in those days. He was a fervent basketball player and an intelligent mathematician. There was no doubt in my mind that he was heading for a renowned position in the academic world.
What a humongous loss to our nation, what a big loss to those of us who knew him one way or the other.
In this loss and as we mourn, we are consoled that you lived the ethics we were taught in CMS till the last breadth of yours - TRUEST FAME LIES IN HIGH ENDEAVOUR. We remain forever proud of your achievements in the academic world. Remain blessed and eternally rested in the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
My sincere condolence to his loved ones and grammarians. No doubt we have lost a gem.

let everybody remember that

let everybody remember that death can come at any so to do good and avoid evil

A lot of nigerians are in severely poor health.

May his soul rest in peace. I am almost certain that simple things like watching what you eat, regular excercise,good night rest, checking BP, and seeing a competent doctor regurlarly would have prevented this, at least not death at age 62yrs.

This should have happened to

This should have happened to David Mark. Professor Sofoluwe is more useful. Pity!

Too Early!

What a loss! May his soul rest in peace.

Adieu Prof

Great loss. This was a man that last Tuesday when I visited him with my wife in his office was full of life. He was about going for an interview and very philosophical that day. May God keep your family in His hands. God be with Unilag.

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