The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has paid her last respect to Professor Kehinde Adebowale Elemo with a Commendation Service held in honour of the late Don, at Ceremonial Building.
Giving the Exhortation titled, “A Life With A Difference”, the Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies (CENTS), Prof. Babatunde Adewumi tasked everyone to always walk with God by taking a cue from the lives of Abraham, Methuselah, Enoch and Elijah.
He extended his sympathy to the University Management, Family, Staff and Friends of Prof. Elemo, urging everyone to see the Commendation Service as a celebration of the life of the deceased.
Delivering tribute of the University, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kolawole Salako described the death of Prof. Elemo as “a celebration of fond memories about him and what he stood for”, as against grief and sorrow.
The Vice-Chancellor who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Prof. Lateef Sanni said Prof. Elemo would be sorely missed for his rich academic dexterity, exceptional contribution to knowledge and the commitment he brought to bear in the discharge of his duties, the qualities which earned him respect from all and sundry during his lifetime.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, the University Community has lost an “Academic per excellence” who served the University meritoriously with grace and passion
He charged the family members to remain strong and look up to God, who will guide and protect them in all their endeavour.
Others who gave tribute at the service include, the daughter of late Prof. Elemo, Dr. (Mrs.) Yemi Opowoye, the Dean, College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT), Professor Mufutau Atayese, Head of Department, Plant Physiology and Crop Production (PP & CP), Prof. Akeem Oyekanmi and the Secretary, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) FUNAAB Chapter, Dr. Adewale Salau, on behalf of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).