Emeritus Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe is dead. - Closenet Media

Emeritus Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe is dead.

The late Akinkugbe, a preeminent Nigerian teacher of Medicine at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Oyo State, passed on Monday in the old city.

He was 86.

The clinical master examined and instructed at a portion of the world’s most renowned colleges, including the University of London, Balliol College, University of Oxford, England, and Harvard Medical School in Boston, the United States of America (U.S.A). Akinkugbe was Chairman of Vesta Healthcare Partners and Chairman of the Presidential Projects Implementation Committee (PPIC) on restoring of showing medical clinics in Nigeria.

The late Akinkugbe was likewise Chairman of the Board of Management of University College Hospital, Ibadan, and one-time Chairman of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe

Akinkugbe filled in as Pro-Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt; previous Vice Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria; previous Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin; and previous Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ibadan.

Prior to hanging the stethoscope, Akinkugbe rehearsed medication for a long time during which he spearheaded the foundation of two basic facilities, one in hypertension and the other in renal clutters at the UCH, Ibadan. The two centers were firsts in Africa.

After retirement, he built up his own facility, the Ibadan Hypertension Clinic, which he oversaw for a long time.

A source conscious of his passing revealed to The Nation that he kicked the bucket unobtrusively in a private living arrangement in Ibadan.

The family is yet to offer an official expression.

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