The VC,LASU,Professor ‘Lanre Fagbohun on the Academic Procession all to honour late Prof. pearse.
THE COMMENDATION SERVICE & TRIBUTES OF FORMER PRO- CHANCELLOR/ CHAIRMAN ,GOVERNING COUNCIL,LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY, PROF. AYODEJI AKINTOLA FEMI- PEARSE @ OLD GREAT HALLL,CMUL,IDI ARABA,LAGOS.
The event has kicked off. It commenced exactly 10.05 am. The hall is filled to the brim.
Lagos State University is led by the Vice Chancellor,Professor ‘ Lanre Fagohun,SAN. The Registrar,Mr Muhammed Olayinka Amuni is also here. The Acting Provost,LASUCOM,Prof. Anthonia Ogbera also at this event.
The DR(VCO),Mrs Anat Adesunkanmi and the Director,UMC,Dr Bosede Amoo are part of the LASU entourage.
His citation is ongoing. He has been described as academic giant,an entrepreneur,a lover of nature,friendly,unassuming,well travelled and a man of great honour. Not limited to all these. Also,a Nationalist to the core,who stood tall for humanity in his chosen field,Medicine.
Did you know late Prof. Pearse was the 6th Pro- Chancellor/ Chairman Governing Council,Lagos State University?
He published over 40 well researched papers that gained prominence around the globe.
He was an accomplishment external examiner at Ahmadu Bello University,University of Ibadan and more. An astute medical academic and administrator. He had many first. An academic per excellence personality. He worked for World Health Organisation. He was appointed Pro Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council,LASU 1999.
He found passion in entrepreneurship,this culminated in establishing Whispering Palms resort at Iworo,Badagry. He was chairman of other outfits during his life time.
The Registrar, Mr Muhamed Olayinka Amuni and the Acting University Librarian,Mrs Shukrat Bello,also on the procession to honour the late great man.
The Pro Chancellor,UNILAG,Dr Wale Babalakin also here.
VC, ‘ Professor ‘Lanre Fagbohun making his tribute.
L- R, Director UMC, Dr( Mrs) Bosede Amoo,DR( VCO),Mrs Anat Adesunkanmi and SAR,Ismail Kehinde at the commendation/ Tribute.
Professor ‘Lanre Fagbohun in his tribute,described Prof. Pearse :
– An Icon
– A goal getter who did great to achieve unparalleled successes
– He rose to the summit of his profession
– History of LASU will not be complete without a chapter written for him
– He was God sent to LASU as the 6th Pro Chancellor& Chairman Governing Council
– He led LASU to surmount many challenges as the Chairman,Governing Council.
– He exhibited unrivalled commitment the development of LASU
– Chairman,Committee that established LASUCOM,one of the foremost Colleges of Medicine in Nigeria
– Insatiable taste for exploration, this culminated in the establishment of a world class hospitality centre,Whispering Palms,Badagry
– The world,Nigeria,Medicine and his family has lost a rare GEM
– LASU forever remember you,sir.
The day is far spent and tributes over. Now,reading from the hymns – My hope is built on nothing less.
Hymn over,it is now prayer by the officiating cleric.
According to the cleric,he thanked God for his life. He lived for 86 years,which he spent serving humanity. The cleric said no matter what you achieved or position attained,once someone dies,he adds a new title ‘ late’ which prof. Pearse has now added to his many first. He stated that all human beings that graced this world will expire one day.
Time for prayer.
VOTE OF THANKS
One of his children ,Junior,on behalf of the family just gave the vote of thanks. A very brief one.
He thanked the UNILAG pro chancellor,VC,Management ,staff and all that graced the occasion.
The last hymn of the day,the WITHDRAWAL HYMN – Through the love of Christ our saviour being taken ,now.
What a way to sign out. What a way to wrap up the tribute& commendation service for late Prof. Pearse.
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