The Chairman of Governing Council Board of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, RUGIPO, Mr. Banji Alabi esq. has described the late Don, Prof. Olumuyiwa Aboluwoye whose sudden demise occurred yesterday, as a man of class and distinction cum team player.
In his tribute to the deceased, who until his death was a member of the governing body of RUGIPO, Alabi said Aboluwoye’s death struck him with a deep sadness.
Alabi described the deceased as a personality who possessed an excellent sense of humor, humble and a great mobilizer of men and materials.
He further described him as an Epitome of Excellence, and a very compassionate and caring man.
He said: “He was a popular Professor of chemistry at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko Ondo State, member of Governing Council, RUGIPO, a public analyst, and politician.
“Olu Aboluwoye became a Professor at the age of 43 years. He was a team player and delivered on every assignment given to him by our council. A great analytical mind and a man of class and distinction.
“Our eyes are filled with tears as we mourn this loss. Such a sad incident confirms the notion – that life is a privilege and that this privilege may be withdrawn at anytime. Jesus Christ, Our Lord and commander in Chief, already set a standard and defines the path-way that we are to follow, while we are still breathing.
“Acts 10: 38, the Bible says – Jesus Christ went about doing good and adding value to people :
“Matthew 11:5 . The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. The Essence of life is in adding values to the people . Adding values to one and other”.
“He loved God, his friends and family more than anything in this world. His support for the 4+4 agenda is unprecedented.
“He was such an outstanding person at carrying out assignments of the Governing council of Ondo State Polytechnic, Owo, an incredible friend, who inspired everyone who knew him — He was a pleasure to be with. He was a light to us all.
“Olu Aboluwoye, You fought a good fight and you made us Proud.
“But just like the candle in the wind
You had to bow, to the call of the Almighty
“And when you fell, it was the fall of the mighty that shook the Academic and the political class of Ondo state to the very foundation.
“We all miss you because we all love you And that love will never die.
“Rest in peace our erudite professor in the bosom of the Lord. Till we meet to part no more”.