Another UNILAG professor dies of COVID-19

Prof Duro Ajeyalemi of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has died from COVID-19 complications, an official of the varsity has said.

“It is true Professor Ajeyalemi is dead. We are still in shock. Nigerians should know that COVID-19 is real and they should please use masks appropriately,” UNILAG Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development Services Prof Folasade Ogunsola told Premium Times on Wednesday.

The late professor, who retired at the age of 70 in November 2020, was a former dean of the institution’s faculty of education and the pioneer registrar of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB).

It was gathered he died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) isolation centre on Wednesday morning.

The university had also lost professors Femi Odekunle and Oye Ibidapo-Obe to COVID-19.

Prof Ogunsola urged Nigerians to desist from partying, saying the violation of COVID-19 rules through social gathering has increased the cases nationwide.

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