From Bisi Oladele, Ibadan

Emeritus Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe is useless.

The late Akinkugbe, a foremost Nigerian professor of Medication on the College School Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Oyo State, died on Monday within the historical metropolis.

He was 86.

The medical skilled studied and taught at among the world’s most prestigious universities, together with the College of London, Balliol School, College of Oxford, England, and Harvard Medical Faculty in Boston, the USA of America (U.S.A). He was Chairman of Vesta Healthcare Companions and Chairman of the Presidential Initiatives Implementation Committee (PPIC) on refurbishing of instructing hospitals in Nigeria.

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The late Akinkugbe was additionally Chairman of the Board of Administration of College School Hospital, Ibadan, and one-time Chairman of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

He served as Professional-Chancellor, College of Port Harcourt; former Vice Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello College (ABU), Zaria; former Vice Chancellor, College of Ilorin; and former Dean of the College of Medication, College of Ibadan.

Earlier than hanging the stethoscope, Akinkugbe practised medication for 60 years throughout which he pioneered the institution of two vital clinics, one in hypertension and the opposite in renal problems on the UCH, Ibadan. Each clinics had been firsts in Africa.

After retirement, he established his personal clinic, the Ibadan Hypertension Clinic, which he managed for 20 years.

A supply aware of his dying instructed The Nation that he died quietly in a personal residence in Ibadan.

The household is but to make an official assertion.

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