Femi Odekunle, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), is dead.
PACAC is headed by Itse Sagay, a professor of law.
Odekunle, a professor of criminology died at the COVID-19 isolation center in Gwagalada, Abuja, on Tuesday evening.
His death was confirmed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed utmost shock at the news of the demise of Professor Femi Odekunle, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC,” Mr Shehu wrote in a statement on Tuesday.
“The President described Professor Odekunle as valued friend and a towering intellectual giant with an impeccable knowledge of his chosen academic field, criminology and in such others as governance and administration.
“His death is very saddening,” said the president. “His lasting contributions as well as his charisma, wit and sense of humor will be sorely missed by all us, his friends and associates. May the Almighty repose his soul.”
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