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Friday, 21 November 2014

K1 Loses Father-In-Law!

The week started on a sad note for the Czar of Fuji music, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, K1 De Ultimate, and cast a bout of pain on him. His pain is occasioned by the death of his beloved father-in-law, Professor Liliwan Ademola Buraimoh-Igbo, who died in the early hours of Tuesday, November 18, 2014, after a brief illness. The renowned professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering was the father of Yewande Ajiun, the Canada-based wife of K1 De Ultimate.

K1 was distraught hen he learnt of the death of the celebrated scholar, who held in the highest of esteem.

The ELITES gathered that the renowned educationist, engineer, and scholar passed on at his residence in Lagos at the gracious age of 80.

Born in July 1934, Buraimoh-Igbo's father was from the prestigious Buraimoh – Igbofidudusola family of Isale Gangan, while his mother was from the Salvador Family Brazilian Quarters of Tokunboh Street, both in Lagos Island.

To many, Professor Buraimoh-Igbo lived a well rounded life. As an academic, acquisition of knowledge was his second nature and this was evident in the array of degrees he obtained. He was a former Head of Department, Electronics and Electrical Engineering University of Ife Ile - Ife, President of the Staff Club, OAU, Ile – Ife, Former ASUU Secretary, OAU, Ile-Ife Chapter. He retired in 1999 at the age of 65 from OAU, Ile Ife, OSUN State, where he served meritoriously since 1964.

Buraimoh-Igbo became a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom and a registered Engineer of the Council of Engineering Institutions Royal Charter, Institution of Electrical Engineers Chartered Electrical Engineer. He was a member of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering IEEE, the Nigerian Society of Engineers MNSE, the Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria COREN, Registered Engineer in Nigeria and was also, a member of the United States EAI Computer User’s Group.
He was also a member of Island Club Lagos

The late erudite scholar was married to Mrs Folashade Buraimoh – Igbo, who died some years back. He is survived by four children- Abimbola, Ibijoke, Adebayo and Yewande and many grandchildren.

He will be buried after the Yuletide festival.

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