Former LASU VC, Prof Hussein, dies at 75

 Former LASU VC, Prof Hussein, dies at 75

By Ibrahim Adeleke

The death of the former Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Lateef Hussein, has been announced.

He reportedly passed on after a brief illness at the age of 75.

As learnt, Hussein, the 6th Substantive Vice-Chancellor of the institution, would be buried in accordance with Islamic rites at the Atan Cemetery in Lagos on Monday.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, while confirming the incident on Monday, described the development as shocking to her and the citadel of learning.

Olatunji-Bello, while expressing her deep shock at the passing away of her former boss, under whose leadership she served as the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University, stressed that the institution would miss his contribution.

According to her, Hussein, who served between 2005 and 2011, bid the world goodbye on Sunday, July 31 at the age of 75 years.

“The respected scholar will be buried today, Monday, 1st August, 2022 according to Islamic rites at Atan Cemetery shortly after a Janazah prayer at LASUTH Central Mosque, Ikeja, Lagos,” she said.

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