Oyo SSG, U.I VC, Others Extol Late Prof. Adewumi Agbede

The Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Professor Olanike Adeyemo has described the late Professor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan, Samuel Adewumi Agbede as a man of peace and a bridge builder.

She stated this during a colloquium held at the Trenchard Hall of University of Ibadan in honour of Professor Samuel Adewumi Agbede with the Theme: “The Imperative of Collegiality for Advancing Professions: Professor Samuel Adewumi Agbede. The Bridge – Builder” delivered by Dr. Muyiwa Bamigbose, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Educational Advancement Centre.

According to her, Professor Agbede was the first Nigerian to be awarded Msc Veterinary Studies by the University of Stirling, Scotland and the first foreign student in the Institute to receive the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland medal.

The Secretary to the State Government disclosed that Professor Agbede had assisted many students with financial challenges when he was in active service at the University of Ibadan to finish their study.

In her words, “Professor Samuel Adewumi Agbede lived a life of collaboration, his life is not a life of struggle, he never competed with anybody in aquatic veterinary medicine in Nigeria”.

Prof. Adeyemo, the former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University added that the late Professor Agbede was a bridge builder, team builder that always looked beyond himself had impacted so many lifes.

The Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan, Professor Kayode Adebowale who was represented by the Registrar of the University, Professor Saliu Ganiyu noted that Professor Agbede used his position to touch the lifes of the people inside and outside the University community.

Professor Adebowale hinted that within the academic circle, professor Agbede was a seasoned University teacher, administrator with distinct track record, saying that, he left the lagacy of kindness and peace when he was alive.

The guest speaker at the colloquium, Dr. Muyiwa Bamigbose in his lecture enjoined members of the public to promote mutual respect and work together for the greater good of the society.

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