Prof. Folagbade Aboaba, an assistant general overseer for the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has passed away.
Aboaba passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was thought to be one of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God closest, allies.
Prof. Folarin Alonge, national chairman of the Nigeria Institute of Agricultural Engineers, revealed this in a statement.
Alonge referred to the late researcher as one of the institute’s founding fathers who was always passionate about the development of Agricultural Engineering and mechanization in the nation in a tribute to his memory posted on the institute’s website.
Prof. Fola Aboaba, one of our profession’s founding fathers, has left for home, he wrote. He was an academician of academicians.
Prof. Folagbade Olajide Aboaba was a pioneering dean of the faculty of technology and an emeritus professor of agricultural engineering at the University of Ibadan (1976-1982).
He had the honor of instructing both my undergraduate and graduate classes. He served as a mentor to many people as well as professors.
He served as the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities’ Executive Secretary (1992-1998). He was Redeemers University’s original provost (2005-2013). He presided over the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) Governing Council in Lagos (1976-1979).
“He passed away at 90 years old.
“We spoke on September 15, 2022, as we were getting ready for the NIAE conference in Asaba (Delta State). When I inquire about him, he replies, “Thank you. aging gradually but well. God be praised. God be with you. Baba was a charming, upbeat, and honorable man.