Prof. Tunde Samuel, a close ally and top political strategist of the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is dead.
Sameul, a chieftain of the APC in Lagos State is also a prominent member of the influential Governor Advisory Council (GAC), the elite group that determines who becomes what in Lagos APC politics.
He died on the evening of Wednesday, 16 February, 2022.
Professor Samuel was the pioneer provost of the Lagos State College of Primary Education which has just been upgraded to the Lagos State University of Education.
He has, in November, 2021, celebrated a birthday amidst commendations by Lagos politicians.
Professor Tunde Samuel was born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Edun on 26th October 1948. Professor Tunde Samuel is one of the founding fathers of the Lagos State University both as a member of the Implementation Committee and two-time members of the Provisional Government Council.
He was the Pioneer Provost of Micheal Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED) Noforija, Epe, Lagos State between 1994 and 2002, and also Special Adviser on Education to Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, when he was Governor of Lagos State. Professor Samuel is a Gangatua formulator of the Policy and Implementation of Lagos State.
He was also the founding father of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos State and Nigeria, which his Apex Leader is Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Honourable Adaranijo of Agege Constituency. He is a member of Cherubim and Seraphim of St. Moses Orimolade Tunolase (Ajagunmokadi) which has been his refuge and strength in the days of trouble.
Prof. Samuel produced many scholars in the Fold and also in the Academia world. E.g Former Chairman Lagos State Universal Board (LASUBEB) Dr. Ganiyu Oluremi Shopeyin, Late Associate Professor Samuel Taiwo Akinyemi. Dr. (Mrs) Ahunnaye, Dr. Iyiomo Akinrotimi Oyetakin, Dr. Ofem Igot Bassey, Associate Professor Latifat Yahya to mention but a few. He has also assisted so many people knowingly and unknowingly in securing employment in the academia and civil service commission. Professor Tunde Samuel was also a member of the National Conference (CONFAB) a Member of the Lagos State Advanced Council and a retired Professor of Political Economics of Education at the Lagos State University, Lasu, Ojo.
He was an International Consultant for UNESCO and UNICEF. Also, he is the Former Chairman of Governing Council Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto-Ijanikin, Federal University Oye-Ekiti State, and before his death, Chairman of Governing Council, Federal University Otuoke Bayelsa.
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