The first Professor of Geology in Africa, Professor Mosobalaje Jamiu Oyawoye is dead. He died on Monday at the age of 95.
The news of his death was announced in a statement issued by Adekunle Apabiekun who described the late Professor Oyawoye as a pioneer in the field of geology.
According to him, the late Oyawoye’s research and discoveries had helped to shape the understanding of the earth and its processes, and his dedication to teaching and mentoring had inspired countless students and professional in the field over the years.
Meanwhile, the Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has described as a huge national loss the death of Prof. Mosobalaje Olaloye Oyawoye, describing him as one of the greatest Nigerians of all time and a pride of the state.