The Animal Science family in Nigeria was thrown into mourning in the evening of Sunday 7th June 2020 with the sudden announcement of the passing away of one of her foundation pillars and the current president of the Nigeria Institute of Animal Science (NIAS), Professor Israel Folorunso Adu.
Colleagues have since been pouring encomiums on the late maestric animal scientist who died peacefully in his home in Abeokuta at the ripe age of 76 years. Below are some of the feelings tracked by Livestonews.
Professor E. Iyayi : Good evening House. I just received the sad and very shocking news of the passing of the President of our Institute and Chairman of Council, Emeritus Prof Israel Folorunso ADU. The sad incidence took place at Abeokuta today after a brief illness. This is a very sad moment for us all. Further arrangements about the funeral will be announced with time. Registrar.
Chief Simeon Ohwofa: Oh! No oh! How? This is quite shocking news. God grant his immediate family and the community of Animal production the strength to bear this loss in this very difficult time. May the soul of Prof. Israel F. Adu Rest In Peace.
Professor Herbert Udo: Oh my God! What shocking news. This is very sad! What a loss to the Institute and to the Animal Science family in Nigeria. May God grant the family and us all the fortitude to bear this monumental loss. May his jolly good soul rest in peace. Amen!
Professor Olusegun Osinowo: Adieu, Prof. Adu, foundation member of NSAP, ASAN & NIAS: Thanking God for your impactful life. Rest in Peace.
Professor Placid Njoku: This is incredible; this is sad, indeed very sad news. Prof. Israel Folorunso Adu? Which? The President of NIAS? Professor Emeritus, FUNAAB? Just unbelievable! Oh God, may you rest him in your bosom. Family and colleagues, look up to God for sustaining courage to bear this. Onward Folu, ‘march with the cross of Jesus…Christ, the royal Master’, to rest in peace, the Lord’s peace!
Professor E.A. Adebowale: What?Can it be true?Jesus! I have just lost a personal friend of 50+ years.We have just lost Prof Tewe in our group.My friends are going.This is a friend who ‘sticks closer than brother’ What more can I say?Thank God he achieved all.What is left—nothing.Folu, u’ve gone to rest with d Lord! You came,u achieved & u conquered,now it is time to rest.Sleep on great patriot until we all meet at Jesus’ feet
Mrs Winnie Solarin: Still in shock . Eternal rest grant unto Prof I F Adu oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. AMEN.
Pastor Taiwo Adeoye: So shocking and unbelievable! But the reality that Emeritus professor I F Adu is gone home is done on me now since I heard the sad news at about 8:00pm. I am consoled with the word of God in 1Thessalonians 4: 13-18 that we sorrow not. You lived a fulfilled life! You touched lives.You fought a good fight of faith and you were one of the Generals in the movement for the emancipation of Animal Science profession in Nigeria. May your soul rest in perfect peace.
LIVESTONEWS will bring you details as events unfold.