The body of the former rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Prof. Matthew Ajibero, will be interred on September 25 in the state.
This was made known by the family in a press statement issued on Friday.
Ajibero died on August 25 at age 71.
According to the family, the burial ceremonies would commence from September 21 with a Commendation Mass at the University of Ilorin ( Main Campus).
Ajibero, was at different times professor of Library and Information Science at Bayero University, Kano and later also University Librarian and pioneer head of the Department of Library Science at University of Ilorin.
He served two terms (2006 to 2014) as rector of Kogi State Polytechnic and subsequently as Special Adviser on Higher Education, Kogi State Government.
The academic giant was a member of several professional bodies, a recipient of numerous awards from academic, professional and community groups.
He was also a prominent personality in the Catholic Church was, until his death, the Metropolitan Grand Knight, Ibadan Metropolitan Council and chairman of the Forum of Metropolitan Grand Knights.
” The burial events begin with a Commendation Mass on September 21 at the University of Ilorin (Main Campus) and continues with a Procession Service in Kabba, on September 22.
” The Christian Wake holds on September 24 at his Kabba GRA residence, the Funeral Mass on September 25 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church (SHJ), and Reception at the Kabba Township Stadium”, said the Family.