The first African Professor of Neuro-physiotherapy, Tal-hatu Kolapo Hamzat, is dead.
The Ibadan-born scholar died after a brief illness in the early hours of Wednesday at 52.
The deceased was born in Ibadan on 15th June 1970.
He was one of the professors who contested for the position of Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan recently.
The deputy provost of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Professor Fatai Adeniyi, confirmed the deceased’s death.
The deceased has been buried in Ibadan according to Islamic rites at the University of Ife Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA) Rest Park at Ile-Igbon area in Lagelu local government, Ibadan.
The Janaza prayers (prayer for the dead) was performed on him around 4 pm on Wednesday.
Hamzat obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree with Second Class-Upper Division in March 1994 and obtained a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Physiology of Exercise in May 1998 and a PhD in Neurological Physiotherapy in February 2001.
He was survived by a wife and three children.