The pioneer staff of the Centre for Human Resources Development (CENHURD), now the Institute for Human Resources Development (INHURD), recently organised a send-forth for Professor ‘Segun Lagoke, a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development and Pioneer Director of CENHURD, who just retired from the services of the University.
At this memorable and colorful event, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Oluyemisi Eromosele, described Professor Lagoke as a man of integrity, who was hardworking, full of humility, had touched many lives positively, adding that there was no way one could work with Professor Lagoke without him impacting knowledge on the person. She added that he always encouraged staff to love what they were doing at their various posts without dissimulation.
Speaking earlier, Professor Dupe Akintobi of the College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT), had described Professor Lagoke as a man with a big heart, a father indeed to staff, through whom, many staff were employed in the University. Also, showers of encomiums from different staff were showered on the celebrant. While speaking, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Adeniran of the College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development (COLAMRUD), said that Professor Lagoke was a mentor to all, someone who was always there for all staff to solve both personal and official problems. In addition, Mrs. Bukola Folorunso of the College of Environmental Resources Management (COLERM), said that, Professor Lagoke showed the entire staff that they were of one family. Likewise, Mr. Atte John of the Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC), added that he learnt three qualities from Professor Lagoke, which had become part and parcel of him and they are; integrity, hardwork and humility.
Mrs. Blessing Ewuoso of the College of Physical Sciences (COLPHYS), a former Secretary to the Don, further buttressed the fact that to many, Professor Lagoke was a seasoned lecturer, researcher and an administrator par excellence, while to her, and CENHURD staff, he remained a loving father, a fantastic bridge-builder, a compassionate boss and a superb colleague.