Nigeria’s first Professor of Medicine Ogunlesi dies at 99


The first Nigerian Professor of Medicine Theophilus Oladipo Ogunlesi has died at 99.

Ogunlesi, an Emeritus Professor, who hailed from Sagamu area of Ogun State, died on Thursday.

He made history in 1965 as Nigeria’s first Professor of Medicine.

Ogunlesi started on the path of a medical doctor at Yaba College of Medicine in 1947, and advanced his career at the University of London, 1953 where he qualified as a registered Medical Officer in England.

The family in a statement signed by Adeleke Ogunlesi and shared by Tolu, Special Assistant on Digital/New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, confirmed his demise.