Friday, 28 April 2017
The Passage of Professor Aborishade :By Chief Olabode George
The sudden demise of Professor Abraham Babalola Aborishade is indeed a terrible loss to every one who treasures intellect and patriotism. It is a diminution to all who cherish selfless dedication to duty and the unstinting devotion to excellence.
Professor Aborishade who served at four different times as a Minister of our great nation was a resolute and unflinching believer in the purity of the Nigerian union.
He worked hard without complaint, without excuse, resolved entirely upon the task at hand. He was a good friend, a fellow Electrical Engineer who combined his primary profession with adept political vision and uncanny strategic grasp of the partisan fray.
He was our leading statistician and polling expert in the interplay of fathoming of the electoral pattern. He was a teacher, a shepherd and a trainer of generation of scholars who sprung from the humble beginning of the provincial locality of Ijero-Ekiti.
He was a good family man with a large heart and an unobtrusive personality. He was gentle as a lamb but with potent force of character and intelligence that would shake and rouse all students of enlightenment. May the good Lord strengthen his family in this challenging hour.
-Chief Olabode Ibiyinka George ⁃ Atona Oodua of Yorubaland