President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday condoled with the academia and the media over the passing of the revered Professor of Political Science, Ayo Olukotun, whose works testify to his loyalty, patriotism and charity.
Buhari said the scholar’s investment of ideas in nation-building, teaching students and counselling leaders should be preserved for posterity.
The President said Olukotun’s departure will be ‘greatly missed,’ particularly now that the country is approaching general elections, where his views had remained salient for many years.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Buhari also commiserated with family members, friends and associates of the columnist, administrator and researcher, who lectured at the University of Lagos, Lagos State University, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and served as a visiting professor of International Relations at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
He, however, prayed that the Almighty God would receive the soul of the departed and comfort his family.