LASU Mourns Former VC, Announces Funeral Plans

INSIDEMAINLAND-Prof. Lateef Akanni Hussein, a former vice chancellor of Lagos State University, has passed away. At the age of 75, Prof. Hussein passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022, in the evening following a brief illness.

Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni, the institution’s vice chancellor, confirmed the situation in a statement on Monday.

Former LASU Vice Chancellor Prof. Lateef Akanni Hussein passed away, read the statement.

She further stated that today’s burial of the deceased Vice-Chancellor will follow Islamic customs.

The declaration read, “Prof. Hussein a professor of Physics was the 6th Substantive Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University; he served between 2005 and 2011.

“The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni, while confirming the news on Monday, expressed her deep shock at the passing away of her former boss, under whose leadership she served as the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University.

“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.”

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