The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, has reacted to the death of Afenifere Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin.
Yinka Odumakin, reportedly died on Saturday after a brief illness according to his wife, Joe Okei-Odumakin who is a human rights campaigner
Ogunbodede describe Odumakin’s death as not only tragic but a monumental loss to the Country, the human rights community and OAU.
In a press release the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju signed and forwarded to DAILY GIST on Sunday stated that the OAU community received the sudden demise of Odumakin with shock and disbelief, adding that he died when his wealth of experience was most needed to chart a new path for the overall development of Nigeria.
Graduated from the Department of English Language, Obafemi Awolowo University, in 1989, Yinka Odumakin was a vibrant Student activist, a mass mobiliser, a great orator and the Public Relations Officer of the Students Unions.
He was also in the frontline of student activism at Obafemi Awolowo University OAU, Ile-Ife, while serving as the mouthpiece of the students union government
As an Alumnus, he assisted the Faculty of Arts in raising funds for a few projects that were of immense benefits to the staff and students.
The Vice Chancellor, then, prayed that the Lord Almighty would grant him eternal rest and his wife, family, friends, associates and Afenifere the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.