Muhammed Akanbi, the vice-chancellor (VC) of Kwara State University (KWASU), has been buried in Ilorin, the state capital.

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The 51-year-old passed away on Sunday night.

According to NAN, his remains were laid to rest on Monday at his residence in Tanke, Ilorin.

He was buried shortly after janazah, a muslim funeral prayer, was held for him at his father’s residence at GRA, Ilorin.

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The prayer was led by Muhammad Bashir, the chief imam of Ilorin.

The funeral was attended by family members and prominent dignitaries including Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the state governor; Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar; and members of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).

Born in 1971, Akanbi became the vice-chancellor of KWASU in April 2020.

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Before his appointment as the VC, Akanbi was a lecturer at the department of business law, faculty of law at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN).

He was a celebrated academic, law teacher, and legal icon before his death.

KWASU had earlier suspended all academic activities for one week to mourn him.

“KWASU has announced the suspension of all activities in the university from Monday to Nov. 27 to mourn the death of Akanbi,’’ the varsity said.

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“All activities are hereby suspended in the university from Nov. 21 till Nov. 27, for us to mourn this immense loss.”



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