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OAU VC, others celebrate maxillofacial surgeon, Adekeye

By Sunday Aikulola
05 April 2022   |   2:41 am
The Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, was among the notable personalities that extolled the virtues of the maxillofacial surgeon

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The Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, was among the notable personalities that extolled the virtues of the maxillofacial surgeon, Prof. Emmanuel Adekeye, describing him as a great man with peculiar personality.

Ogunbodede, while speaking at a book presentation titled, “Passing the Surgical Baton,” at the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) yesterday, represented by Prof. Olawunmi Fatusi, said that Adekeye “pioneered oral and maxillofacial surgery in northern Nigeria and played a foremost role in the conception and establishment of the surgery department in Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria.

“During his 30 years of active service, he published over 70 papers in local and international journals. He also trained more than 16 Nigerians and Ghanaians as residents in oral and maxillofacial surgery, up to consultant status,” he said.

He added that in the course of his service, he exemplified commitment, tenacity, maturity and absolute dedication, stressing that he was undoubtedly a leading light in dental education, research and administration.

The Book Reviewer, former Head of Department and Chief Consultant, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UCH, Ibadan, Dr. Toks Abiose, noted that the great strides of Adekeye were unmatchable.

He said that he viewed the work as a biography by a group of dedicated and ever grateful apprentices to his master.

ALSO, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, LASUCOM, Olaitan Ademola, who disclosed that he had tutelage under Adekeye, described him as a man of uncommon intelligence, and dedication and diligence.