The Bursar of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, FUOYE, Mr. Adejuyigbe Adebayo, has died. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Adejuyigbe, 59 died on Thursday during FUOYE’s Governing council meeting held in Lagos at the instance of its Chairman, Prof. Saadat Mabadeje. Adejuyigbe, who hailed from Offa, Kwara State, was buried on Friday according to Islamic rites.
He was a Deputy Bursary at the University of Ilorin before he was seconded to FUOYE in 2015 as a substantive bursar. It was gathered that Adejuyigbe had travelled to Lagos and developed health complication when the meeting was on before he was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he died.
A source revealed that the deceased didn’t manifest any sign of ailment when he left for Lagos, which made the staff of the institution to be confounded by his death.
“He was in the meeting when suddenly he started shaking and slumped. He was revived and was rushed to the hospital where he died. “His health situation deteriorated on the way to the hospital and he died shortly after he got to the hospital”, he said.
The late Adejuyigbe had been in the centre of the storm alongside the Vice Chancellor, Prof Kayode Soremekun, as union leaders in the university accused the duo and other top management staff of foiling attempts to pay some of their entitlements under contention, which they had denied.
The VC had consistently hinged inability to pay the staff some of their allowances on paucity of funds in the institution, assuring that all outstanding arrears will be paid as soon as revenue improves. Soremekun, who confirmed his death, described Adejuyigbe’s sudden demise as very devastating, saying his professional expertise and commitment shall be sorely missed.
The VC, who spoke through the university’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Godfrey Bakji , said: “He had been buried in his countryhome and we pray that the good Allah will grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.(Vanguardngr)