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Monday, July 10, 2023

MURIC Director, Prof. Akintola Retires From LASU After 39 Years


Renowned scholar and Islamic rights activist in Nigeria, Prof. Lakin Akintola, has retired from the services of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, after spending 39 illustrious years in the institution. 

Akintola, who is a Professor of Islamic Eschatology, today (Monday) clocked the age of 70, necessitating his retirement as an accomplished academic.Information Guide Nigeria

The don is popular in the country for his relentless agitations for Muslim rights, under the auspices of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), which he founded.

In commemoration of his retirement, Akintola, on Sunday, unveiled his 429-page autobiography titled: “My Jihad: The Autobiography of an Islamic Eschatologist cum Human Rights Activist.”

The event took place at the LTV 8, Ikeja, Lagos.

The ceremonies commenced with a review of the book by the Vice Chancellor of Ahman Pategi University (APU), Prof. Mahfouz Adedimeji.

Akintola joined the services of LASU in 1984, barely a year after the university was established by the late former Lagos State Governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, Muhammad stated.

The MURIC director started as an Assistant Lecturer and rose through the ranks to become a Full Professor. He had his inaugural lecture at LASU in 2018.

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