The Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU) Professor Mohammed Mustapha Akanbi has reportedly died at aged 52.
According to reports, the academic don who died on Sunday, November 20, 2022, will be buried tomorrow Monday, November 21, 2022, at his Ilorin Country Home.
Prof Akanbi was born to the family of late Hon. Justice Muhammed Mustapha Adebayo Ajao Akanbi and late Hajia Munfaatu Aduke Akanbi.
He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in law at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife in 1993. He attended the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island Lagos, and bagged the second-class upper division. He was called to the bar in 1995.
During his service year in 1995 – 1996, Akanbi served the nation as a legal assistant in the legal unit of the Central Bank of Nigeria in Lagos. Between March 1996 and 1998, he practiced as a junior in the Wole Bamgbala & Co, Lagos, Olawoyin and Olawoyin, Lagos and Ayodele law firms Gafar & Co, Ilorin respectively.
He bagged a master’s degree in law (LLM) in 1998 from University of Lagos, Akoka. Between 2004 and 2006, he attended the prestigious Kings College, University of London, United Kingdom for his doctorate degree in law (Ph.D) which he bagged in a record time of 2 years.
During his doctorate programme, Prof Akanbi also earned a Graduate Certificate (Non-award Route) in Academic Practice (GCAP), from the same university in 2005.
In recognition of his sterling leadership qualities, the American government nominated Prof Akanbi to be part of the International Visitor’s Leadership Programme (IVLP) in the United State of America in 2016. He became the Vice Chancellor of KWASU in April 2020, a position he held till his demise.