The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu says Africa has lost one of her rare gems in Professor Jamiu Mosobalaje Oyawoye CON, the crown prince of Offa kingdom who transited to the great beyond today Monday 22nd of May at the age of 96.
Rt. Hon. Engr. Danladi-Salihu in a condolence message identified late Professor Oyawoye as Africa’s priciest asset whose great exploits and positive impacts in the fields of geology, banking, social works, philanthropy, and religious activities would remain evergreen And reference points for many years to come.
The Speaker condoled the immediate family of Oyawoye, the Olofa of Offa, Kwarans, and the academic world and prayed to Allah to forgive the shortcomings of the prince and admit him into Aljanat Fridaos.
” I am sad to hear about the passing of our father and Africa’s first professor of geology. It is a great loss for not only the academic community but also the entire continent. His contributions to the field of geology and other endeavors he ventured into have been immense and his legacies will live on for generations to come”
“My heartfelt condolences go out to the Oyawoye family, the Olofa of Offa Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II, friends, colleagues, and students, may we all find strength and comfort during this difficult time, and may the memory of Baba Oyawoye’s life and achievements be a source of inspiration and motivation to us all. Rest in peace, Professor Jamiu Mosobalaje Oyawoye CON, and thank you for your invaluable contributions to the advancement of knowledge in Africa and beyond”
Sheu Abdulkadir Yusuf, mnipr,
Chief Press Secretary to the Rt. Hon. Speaker, KWHA