Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has mourned the death of architectural icon, Prof Ekundayo Adeyinka Adeyemi, who died on Monday, aged of 84 years.

All Nigeria Latest News reports that Prof. Adeyinka, the first Professor of Architecture in Nigeria and Sub-sahara Africa hailed from Iyin-Ekiti in Irepodun Ifelodun Local Government area of Ekiti State.

Governor Fayemi, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, described the late Adeyemi as an illustrious son of the Land of Honour, an iconic figure in the architectural world, who made Ekiti proud through numerous landmark achievements.

The governor described the late Adeyemi as an inspiring pioneer and pathfinder, a thoroughbred academic who lived a life of service to God and humanity.

Governor Fayemi hailed the contributions of the former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) to researches that have shaped the architectural world both nationally and globally. He said the deceased was a typical example of the excellence and resilience for which Ekiti people are known.

“For us in Ekiti, this is a huge loss. Prof. Adeyemi was an exemplar, a pathfinder. He represented our very best in Ekiti and made great impact in almost every aspect of life. He remained a source of pride and inspiration to generations after him.”

“Our prayer is that God will grant him eternal rest and give his family the fortitude to bear the loss”, the Governor said.

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