Senate President mourns Prof Femi Odekunle

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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – President Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed his sadness at the news of the death of Professor Femi Odekunle on Tuesday.

Lawan described Professor Odekunle’s death as a great loss to academic community and to Nigeria.

He stated this on Wednesday in a statement signed by his Special Adviser (Media), Ola Awoniyi made available to newsmen in Abuja.

Senate President said Odekunle, the first Professor Criminology in Nigeria, was a reputable scholar and an academic giant who imparted  knowledge to his numerous students and served his country with his expertise in a discipline in which he was an authority.

Lawan recalled his immense contributions as a member Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC).
The Senate President condoled with the family the departed professor.

He also commiserated with the Government and people Osun State and the entire academic community over the irreparable loss.

Lawan prayed for the sweet repose his great soul and for God to grant his loved ones the fortitude to bear his loss.