Prof. Tunde Samuel's death, a big loss - Tokunbo Wahab


Tokunbo Wahab

Special Adviser to the governor of Lagos on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, has described the death of Prof. Tunde Samuel as a big loss to the state government and the education family.

Samuel was a former Special Adviser on Education during the tenure of former Governor Bola Tinubu.

Tokunbo in a statement, stated that Professor Samuel contributed immensely to the growth of the State’s education both as a State actor in various capacities and later as a consultant to the State government on Education.

“We are definitely going to miss one of our big pillars in education, Professor Tunde Samuel, with commitment, laid solid foundation for strong and sustainable educational growth of the State when he was the Special Adviser on Education to the former Emeritus governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“When I assumed Office as the Special Adviser on Education under the present administration, I followed his footsteps in the performance of my statutory responsibilities and things started working perfectly well for us because he had through his rich educational background, genuine commitment and selflessness laid foundation for growth and excellence.

“We will surely miss his wealth of experience in this sector and I assure the public that we will continue to uphold his legacies and follow his foot steps in the implementation of the State educational policies in line with Governor Sanwo-Olu’s education, Science and Technology vision” Wahab assured.

Related News

He noted that the late academics contributed largely to the birth of two additional State Universities for the State, saying that Samuel, as a pioneer Provost of Michael Otedola College of Education, Naforija, Epe brought a lot of infrastructure developments to the College, while he also brought significant transformations to Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin when he was the Chairman of its Governing Council.

Wahab added that his efforts on both Colleges contributed in no small ways to their successful upgrades to the University of Education status by the Sanwo – Olu administration.

According to him, the late scholar had presented several position papers to the Federal Government on the development of education of the State, noting that his various contributions and efforts added value to the educational growth that the State is enjoying today.

“The late academics had really imprinted his name on the sands of history that will be too difficult to forget, an erudite strategist, a focused leader, Prof. Samuel died when his wealth of experience is most needed in our political firmament.” Wahab stated.


Load more