The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, has mourned one of the university’s alumni, Yinka Odumakin.
Ogunbodede described the death of the Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, as not only tragic but a monumental loss to the country, the human rights community and OAU.
This was contained in a release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, titled, ‘OAU mourns Odumakin, describes death as tragic’ on Sunday.
The VC stated that “OAU community received the sudden demise of the alumnus with shock and disbelief”.
He regretted that Odumakin died when “his wealth of experience was needed to chart a new path for the overall development of Nigeria”.
Graduated from the Department of English Language, Obafemi Awolowo University, in 1989, Yinka Odumakin was a vibrant student activist, a mass mobiliser, a great orator and the Public Relations Officer of the Students Unions.
“As an Alumnus, he assisted the Faculty of Arts in raising funds for a few projects that were of immense benefits to the staff and students,” part of the statement read.
The VC, then, prayed God to grant him eternal rest and his wife, family, friends, associates and Afenifere the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.