All Hail Professor Aderinoye At 70

It was a celebration of selfless service and commendation galore at the thanksgiving session for a Professor of Adult Education, Rashid Aderinoye who just retired from University of Ibadan at the age of 70.

The programme which was put in place by the children of the don and was held at University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre had in attendance members of his family, relatives, friends and colleagues.

To a Senor Advocate of Nigeria, Mallam Olaolu Alli, Professor Aderinoye is an inspiration to a lot of people as his selflessness was unparalleled in all ramifications.

Professor Kamil Oloso of Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan, described the celebrant as an epitome of humility, and a disciplinarian with sound human relationship.

 Vice Chancellor, Osun State University, Professor Olabode Popoola, said Professor Aderinoye is a man that could stoop to conquer for positive reasons and always in support of good causes.

One of the contenders for the position of Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan, Professor Adeyinka Aderinto described the retiree as a great mobilizer, and a no-nonsense man who has no patience for laziness and mediocrity.

Wife of Oyo State Deputy Governor, Professor Amdalat Olaniyan said the celebrant has touched many lives through his open door policy on assistance.  

To the Head of Department, Adult Education, University of Ibadan, Professor Kester Ojokheta, the don has played a prominent role in his life from being his first PhD student to the attainment of professional cadre and the current position as HOD. 

He said he was ready to champion the cause of immortalizing Professor Aderinoye and called for collaboration from the children to ensure that his tremendous contributions to the department remain indelible.

In a lecture entitled “Meritorious Service”, a lecturer at University of Ilorin, Professor AbdRasaq Alaro who extolled the virtues of good deeds of the celebrant, said the Professor Aderinoye had bequeathed a good name on his children and unborn generations.

The grandchildren of Professor Aderinoye also described their grandpa as loving, caring and accommodating.

 In a remark, Professor Rashid Aderinoye who appreciated God for the gift of life said he would not relent on impacting on people’s lives and identified godliness and sincerity as essential tools for success.

The programme also featured recitation of Quran and prayers for the celebrant.

Ridwan Fasasi

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