Akin Mabogunje, the primary African president of the Worldwide Geographical Union, has died.
A household buddy who spoke with The PUNCH confirmed the dying however refused to reveal the hospital the place he died
Mabogunje, a widely known affiliate of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who in 1999 was the primary African to be elected as a International Affiliate of the US Nationwide Academy of Sciences, served variously as member of the Western Nigerian Financial Advisory Council in 1967, member, Federal Public Service Evaluate Fee, 1972, Chairman, Nigerian Council for Administration Growth, 1976 and Professional-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Ogun State College.
Mabogunje wrote “Urbanisation in Nigeria” in 1968, which explored urbanisation and state formation within the nation.
In 1999, he grew to become the primary African to be elected as a International Affiliate of the US Nationwide Academy of Sciences.
Till his dying at 90, Mabogunje was the Chairman of Ibadan College of Authorities and Public Coverage and mentor to its founder, Tunji Olaopa.