In a copy of the condolence message made available to FELLOW PRESS on Wednesday by his Special Adviser, Femi Adesina, Buhari assured Adeniyi’s family that his contributions to national development, especially the educational sector, will always be remembered.
Adesina said “The President Commiserates with the Governing Board of the University of Ilorin, staff and students over the passing of the 4th Vice-Chancellor of the university, who served for seven years, leaving behind a strong legacy of academic excellence.”
He added that “As a renowned Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, President Buhari affirms that the late Vice-Chancellor’s choice of teaching, research, and providing child care services was most remarkable, reflecting his love for humanity and ensuring a healthy society.”
He said “the President prays that God will grant Adeniyi’s soul eternal rest.”
The Emeritus Professor died at the age of 95, barely a year his wife, Mrs. Florence Adedayo Adeniyi passed away at the age of 86.