Femi Soyinka Dies At 85

Former provost of the college of health sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and esteemed researcher, Femi Soyinka, has died at the age of 85 years.

According to his family, Prof Femi died in the early hours of Tuesday at his home in kukumada village, Ibadan, Oyo state.Late Femi was the younger brother of the noble writer and professor of literature, Prof Whole Soyinka.

Professor Femi Soyinka was born in 1937. He received a Medical degree in medicine and Surgery from the University of Heidelberg in 1964 and Doctor of medicine in 1965.

He also specialized in Dermatologist, Venereologist and Allergologist at the University of Giessen in 1969.

Mr Femi worked in the academic for 30 years holding several positions from Chief medical Director to the provost of health sciences of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria.

Prof Femi Soyinka was in the fore front of alleviating the impact of HIV/AIDS Nigeria./AIDS.

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