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Renown Geographer per excellent has passed away

A retired Emeritus Professor with Bayero University Kano, Emmanuel Ajayi Olofin is dead.

A reliable source confirmed to Solacebase that a former lecturer in Geography Department, at BUK died on Tuesday. Born in Idaho, Ijero Ekiti State, on August 9th, 1941.

He studied at the both University of Ibadan – Nigeria, University of Malaya, Malaysia, and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – Nigeria from where he obtained a BSc, MSc and Ph.D. in Geography respectively.

He was a teacher in Voluntary Agency Schools, 1960-1963; 1967-1970; Geography teacher, Oshogbo Grammar School, 1973; lecturer, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1963-66, the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) 1966-67, University of Malaya, 1970-1972.

Also, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1976-1981; teacher, St. John’s Modern School Ushi-Ekiti, 1960-1961; St. Augustine’s College Oye-Ekiti, 1962-1963; St. Joseph’s College Ondo (vacations 1964-1966 and 1967-68; Annunciation College, Ikere-Ekiti, 1969-1970; Visiting Associate Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, 1987-1988; permanent lecturer and later Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, Bayero University, Kano, 1974-2018.

He was a member of, the International Geographical Union; a member, of Malayan Geological Society, 1970-72; a member of the British Geomorphological Research Group 1985-date; member, of American Geographical Union, since 1990; Student Member, Geological Society of Malaysia; President, Idon Ekiti Catholic Community.

He won Commonwealth Scholarship Malaysian Award, 1970-1972; USAID Grant for Interfaith Dialogue, 1991; British Council Visitorship to England, 1987.

he was also the author and publisher of many different Geographical thoughts, some including Wudil within the Kano Region, the Geography of Kano, and many more.

The university recognized Emmanuel Olofin as Professors Emeritus, alongside four other distinguished professors that including Ibrahim Umar and Sani Zaharadeen.


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