Nigerian Professor dies in South Africa

Nigerian Professor dies in South Africa

Professor Abolade Awotedu reportedly dies in Johannesburg Hospital this morning, according to Bodurin John Odus, an opinion leader in the Nigerian society in South Africa.

The Whatsapp message he sent to us reads: “Our condolences to the family of Prof. Awotedu who passed on to Glory this morning”.

The late professor was in the Walter Sisulu University’s Department of Internal Medicine.

“Professor Ajani Awotedu in his lifetime was indeed a father, mentor and inspiration to many, me included. We love and will forever miss him. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace”. John Odus.

Professor Awotedu was a leading light amongst the Nigerians who lives in South Africa.

He held position of leadership among his Yoruba tribe and contributed toward the development of the Yoruba nation in South Africa.

He was the patron of Association of Yoruba in Diaspora South Africa (AYIDSA) and National Association of Yoruba Descendants South Africa (NAYDSA).

He is described as one Africa’s best professors who contributed to the advancement of medical science, primarily in South Africa and globally.

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