- Nigeria has lost a renowned researcher and former rector of the College of Health Sciences at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Professor Femi Soyinka
- Professor Femi Soyinka died in the early hours of June 14 at his home in Kukumada Village, Ibadan, Oyo State, aged 85
- < strong> The deceased was the younger brother of Nobel laureate and professor of comparative literature Wole Soyinka
Ibadan, Oyo State – Professor Femi Soyinka, the renowned researcher and former rector of the College of Health Sciences at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has died at the age of 85
Soyinka died in the early In the morning hours of June 14 at his home in Kukumada Village, Ibadan, Oyo State, the Premium Times reported, citing e A statement from his family.
It was established that the deceased was the other younger brother of Nobel laureate and professor of comparative literature, Wole Soyinka.
Read family’s statement below:
“The Soyinka family of Ake/Isara, Ogun State, announced the death of their father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle Professor Femi Soyinka which took place in the early hours of June 14, 2022 at his home in Kukumada Village, Ibadan, Oyo State.
“Professor Femi Soyinka was born in 1937 and received her degree in medicine and surgery in 1964 MBchB from Heidelberg University; and Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the same university in 1965. He specialized and practiced as a dermatologist, venereologist and allergist at the University of Gießen, 1969.
“In 1972 he received a Master of Public Health degree from from Hadassah Medical School, (MPH) Israel.
“He has been in the academic field for 30 years and has held various positions from Chief Medical Director to Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Provost of College of Health Sciences from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
“He has also been involved in extensive research on tropical skin diseases and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in collaboration with the German government, international donor organizations and organizations such as the World Bank, UNDP, DFID, British Council and International Development Research Centre, Canada.
“He pioneered several research projects in the field of HIV/AIDS and worked as a consultant for various international and local agencies including the World Health Organization, DFID, UNDP and the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health on his extensive experience on this subject in different parts of the country.
“Prof. AIDS in Nigeria. By translating the results of his research into clinical practice, he made a significant impact not only on the lives of numerous individuals and families living with the disease, but also on the entire country as a whole.
” He initiated the Ambassador of Hope program in Nigeria and encouraged people living with HIV/AIDs (PLWHAs) to speak out, creating much-needed public awareness of the disease in a time when knowledge was low and stigma high He also demonstrated technical knowledge and has been involved in many other HIV/AIDS-related programs including HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support, Mother-to-Child Transmission Prevention, ARV programs, Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) and home care for people living with HIV in Nigeria.
“He then provided through his NGO – New Initiative for the Enhancement of Life and Health (NELAH) – a significant contribution to the capacity building of indigenous organizations in the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. Formerly known as the Network on Ethics/Human Rights, Law, HIV/AIDS-Prevention, Support and Care (NELA) He was past President of the Society for AIDS in Africa and successfully coordinated the International Conference on AIDS and STIS in Africa (ICASA) in Abuja, Nigeria in 2005.
“He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren later.”
“Sgd: Ayodele Soyinka (son), For the family”
Prominent Islamic scholar dies in Kano
In another report, Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Bamba, a distinguished Islamic scholar from Kano, commonly known as Dr. Ahmad BUK, died.
The scholar died on Friday morning, January 7, after a short illness at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.
Ahmad Muhammad Ahmad, one of the scholar’s sons, announced the death of the cleric. Lecturer at the BUK Dr. Bamba was a lecturer in the Arabic Language Department at Bayero University Kano before retiring to fully focus on his Islamic propagation school called Darul Hadith in Tudun Yola, Kano Metropolis.
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