Governor Kayode Fayemi, has expressed his condolences on the death of former Chairman, Ekiti State SUBEB and currently Special Adviser on Basic Education, Professor Francisca Aladejana.

Professor Aladejana slumped yesterday in her office while making a phone call and died instantly.

The deceased was the Provost of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti during the first tenure of the Fayemi-led administration.

Dr. Fayemi said he received the news of the death of the eminent scholar with rude shock and a deep sense of loss.

The governor described the death of Professor Aladejana as a great loss to the academia, education sector and to the government as well as the good people of Ekiti State, who she served meritoriously in different capacities.

Dr. Fayemi credited the deceased with the thorough supervision of reforms and repositioning of the College of Education during her tenure first as Sole Administrator and later as Provost the then College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti.

He described the late professor as a committed and patriotic educationist and scholar whose impact in basic education was quite remarkable.

The governor said although the state mourns her death but the pain of the loss is mitigated by Professor Aladejana’s positive contributions to the development of the state in various capacities she served in her lifetime.

He commiserated with the family, friends and associates of the deceased, urging them to be consoled by the legacies of selfless service and integrity Professor Aladejana left behind.

Amos Ogunrinde


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