The Vice Chancellor of Fountain University, Prof. Olayinka Ramota Karim, on behalf of the entire Fountain University, Osogbo community, has expressed her deep sorrow and sincere condolences over the glorious passage of Prince Bola AbdulJabbar Ajibola (SAN), a distinguished lawyer, educationist, and philanthropist.
As the Attorney General of Nigeria and the Head of the Nigerian Bar Association, Judge Ajibola was a prestigious and well-known figure in Nigerian legal and academic circles. He also served as a judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, where he was renowned for his honesty, perseverance, and impartiality among other internal responsibilities. He had a distinguished legal career.
For his tremendous contributions to Nigerian education, the late ex-ICJ judge will be remembered. He built Crescent University in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria with his wife, Dr. Aishat Ajibola, giving thousands of Nigerians access to a top-notch education.
The passing of Prince Bola Abduljabbar Ajibola, according to Prof. Karim, has left the Proprietors (NASFAT), Board of Trustees, Governing Council, and the entire Fountain University community, who benefited from his kind donation and benevolence, inconsolable.
The Vice-Chancellor praised the former Attorney General of the Federation and former judge of the World Court as a visionary leader, a role model, and a mentor who encouraged many young Nigerians to take on leadership roles and strive for excellence in all that they do. She went on to say that future generations would remember and honor his contributions to Nigerian law and education.
Prof. Karim concluded by expressing her sympathies to the Muslim community and the Ajibola family and wishing them strength, comfort, and hope during this difficult time. She claimed that Judge Ajibola’s lifelong commitment to education and public service has transformed Fountain University and, by extension, the entire nation of Nigeria.
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10 April 2023 || 19 Ramadan 1444 A H