One of the brightest minds in non ruminant animal nutrition in Nigeria has gone to rest. As the day was winding down on Wednesday 27 November 2019, news of the demise of Professor Olumide Odeleye Tewe began to spread from the fountain of knowledge, University of Ibadan, where the erudite scholar has cut his teeth and traded his skills in the last 5 decades.
Professor Tewe is a renowned pig nutritionist with several accolades to his credit. He is well known for his works on cassava as feedstuff for livestock, especially swine, for which he is internationally recognized. The erudite scholar was scheduled to take a bow formally out of the university in April 2020 and this weighed down heavily on colleagues who were in awe of his sudden exit.
Few of the comments from his professional colleagues are reproduced here on livestonews
@Olugbenga Ogunwole: The man nobody could ignore, active, relevant till he died. Oh Prof, rest eternally in peace.
@Mrs F. Omagbemi: Oh God, this is very sad; may his soul rest in peace and may God console those left behind
@Bayo Omojola: Wow! My dear Oga is no more. A great scholar and good person to be around. May the Lord strengthen his family at this challenging period. Rest in Peace Prof
@AOK Adesehinwa: The man died. May God watch over all that he left behind
@John Odedire: Really sad, so sad to hear… May the Lord be with his family and comfort the whole family of Animal Science. Goodnight Prof.
@Taiwo Mr: May his gentle soul rest in peace and God comfort and keep the entire households left behind in Jesus Christ’s name. Good night my amiable, indefatigable, industrious and thorough Lecturer/Professor.
@Taiwo Adeoye: Short of words! Holy Spirit will comfort the family and the Animal Science family.
@Oyedele Oyediji: Haba! So sad and shocking to hear of Prof. Olumide Tewe’s passing on. May God console the Animal Science family and those that he left behind. Prof Tewe clearly etched his name in the world of mono gastric animal nutrition research. May his soul rest in peace.
@Dairo FAS: So sad! Erin wo! Grant him eternal rest o Lord & help all of us his family one way or the other with the grace to bear the irreparable loss.
@Dr Adams Akinfolarin: This is a great loss to his family, Animal Science Dept, Animal Science profession and all of us that passed through him in our academic pursuits. May God grant the family and all of us to fortitude to bear this great loss. Rest well Prof.
@Iyayi EA: Most devastating news to hit me in recent time. I still remain in deep shock. We his former students had already concluded arrangements of events to commemorate his 70th and retirement from UI in April 2020. How could this happen?
@ Raymond Isidianso: Very very sad indeed . He has been one of my companys resource persons in Nutrition and with our global partners Evonik Nutrition, Germany. We will surely miss his erudite contributions.
@Prof Bisi Ayanwale: Too difficult to belief. Very painful indeed. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Adieu my erudite Professor and lecturer. May God comfort all Animal Scientists and all members of Baptist church.
@Adu IF Professor: This is shocking and saddening. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
@Simeon Ohwofa: Oh! God kindly grant all of Prof. Olumide Tewe’s biological and professional families the strength to bear his irreplaceable loss. May his soul Rest In Peace.
@Njoku Placid Professor: Waow; one of the most distinguished titans has dropped the gauntlets. Professor Olumide Tewe is gone home, gone for good – the finality of death!!. Very tough to conceive, really tough to contemplate, just incredible to accept!. But the Lord, our gracious God consoles us all by assuring us that our individual days shall come.
Today, we mourn Olumide. May his good soul rest in perfect peace!!