The remains of the pioneer Dean, Lagos State University School of Transport and Logistics (LASUSOT), Dr. Tajudeen Bawa – Allah, was on Saturday, December 18, 2021, buried in Lagos.
The late scholar passed away in a private hospital in Lagos on same dayand was interred in accordance with Islamic rites at the Ikoyi Private Cemetery.
He was 80 years old.
At the interment were children, family members, friends and members of the academic community.
In a statement yesterday by the Ayangbure of Ikorodu Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oba (Engr.) Kabir Shotobi, announcing the demise of the Mogaji of Ikorodu Kingdom, said that Dr Bawa – Allah passed away early Saturday.
The statement which was signed by Sir (Otunba) Ayodele Elesho,KJW, the Agbaakin of Ikorodu Kingdom, stated that the Ayangbure of Ikorodu has conceded to the request of the deceased family to bury him in a private cemetery.
“His Royal Majesty Alaiyeluwa Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi, Ayangbure of Ikorodu Kingdom has directed me to formally announce the demise of Alhaji (Chief) Dr. Tajudeen Olukayode BAWA-ALLAH, the Mogaji of Ikorodu Kingdom who breathed his last this morning, after a very brief sickness” the statement said.
“Kabiyesi has conceded to the appeal of the family to bury him in a private cemetery in Ikoyi, Lagos.
“Kabiyesi has in the same vein conveyed his personal feelings and that of the entire Ikorodu people to his family with a prayer for the acceptance of his soul into Aljana Fridaus & fortitude granted his entire family.
“Adiue Mogaji of Ikorodu, Adieu Mogaji Adinni of Ikorodu Central Mosque, Adieu Baba Adinni of Aga Mosque, Ikorodu”.
Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji – Bello, LASU Vice-Chancellor, also in an official statement released on Sunday, described the death of Dr Bawa – Allah as sad development
She said that the late scholar was a great pillar, outstanding academic and an elder statesman.
“It is with a heavy heart that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Ibilola Olatunji – Bello, announces the demise of the pioneer Dean, Lagos State University School of Transport and Logistics (LASUSOT), Dr. Tajudeen Olukayode Bawa – Allah whose sad incident occurred in the early hours of today – Saturday, 18th December 2021. He was aged 80years” the statement said.
“The Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the Members of the University Governing Council, the Senate, Management, Staff, and students of the University commiserates with the families of Nurudeen Disu Bawa – Allah, friends, associates, and in particular, the University School of Transport at this period of grief.
“The Vice-Chancellor described the late Bawa – Allah as a great pillar at the University School of Transport and Logistics, an esteemed philanthropist, an indefatigable academic, and an elder statesman”.