The Bursar of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti(FUOYE), Mr. Adejuyigbe Adebayo, has passed on.
Adejuyigbe, 59 whose death was announced on Thursday during FUOYE’s Governing Council meeting held in Lagos at the instance of its Chairman, Prof. Saadat Mabadeje.
Adejuyigbe, who hailed from Offa, Kwara State, was buried on Friday according to Islamic rites.
He was a Deputy Bursary at the University of Ilorin before he was seconded to FUOYE in 2015 as a substantive bursar.
It was gathered that Adejuyigbe had traveled to Lagos and developed health complication when the meeting was on before he was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he died.
A source revealed that the deceased didn’t manifest any sign of ailment as of the time he left for Lagos, which is one reason staff of the institution became confounded about his death.
“He was in the meeting when suddenly he started shaking and slumped, He was revived and was rushed to the hospital where he eventually died.
“His health situation deteriorated on the way to the hospital and he died shortly after he got to the hospital”, he said.
The late Adejuyigbe had been in the center of the storm alongside the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Kayode Soremekun, as union leaders in the university accused the duo and other top management staff of foiling attempts to pay some of their entitlements under contention, which
they had denied.
The VC had consistently hinged inability to pay the staff some of their allowances on the paucity of funds in the institution, assuring that all outstanding arrears will be paid as soon as revenue improves.
Soremekun, who confirmed his death, described Adejuyigbe’s sudden demise as very devastating, saying his professional expertise and commitment shall be sorely missed.
The VC, who spoke through the university’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Godfrey Bakji , said: “He had been buried in his country home and we pray that the good Allah will grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
“Mr Adejuyigbe was a prudent and highly professional man. His advice to the management had helped in so many ways and times. He was a reservoir of knowledge on fiscal issues. He was a good and dependable administrator one can count on.
“The university community commiserates with his family, the people of Kwara state and the federal government over the loss of this illustrious son and a great Nigerian”, Soremekun said.
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