Prof. Muritala Akinola Salau, INEC National Commissioner, representing South West, has died at 67.
Salau, a former Vice Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, died at Turkish Hospital in Abuja after a brief illness on Saturday.
He was buried according to Islamic rites at the Muslim Cemetery, Moniya, Ibadan, on Sunday evening.
His corpse arrived at the Ibadan airport at 4.15 p.m. where the Janazah (funeral) prayers took place.
The prayer was witnessed by his immediate family members, INEC officials, members of the academic community, Islamic clerics, Muslim groups and other sympathisers.
Prof. Muritala Akinola Salau: dies at 67
The corpse was later led to the cemetery in a long convoy where he was buried amidst prayers.
An in-law to the deceased, Alhaji Ishaq Sanni, who is also the Chairman, Muslim Community of Oyo state, described his death as painful, as he was always concerned about people’s welfare.
Sanni said the Muslim community would miss him greatly because of his exemplary leadership qualities and kindness to the people.
Speaking in the same vein, a colleague of the deceased at INEC, Prof. Lai Olurode, said his death was sad and a personal loss to him as the two of them are from both the academic community and South West.
Olurode said he was with the deceased in Abuja before he took ill where he spoke as if he knew he was going to die soon.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that late Salau was born on Nov. 21, 1947, in Ibadan, Oyo state.
He attended Islamic High School, Orita Bashorun, Ibadan on Western Region Scholarship between 1960 and 1964, and proceeded to University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Osun State to study Physics on Federal Government Scholarship where he graduated in 1971.
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Source:: PM Newspaper