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Former President Obasanjo’s Secondary School Teacher Dies At 92

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Secondary school teacher, Pa, James Akanbi Popoola, has been announced dead. He died on Thursday at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

The 92-year-old teacher reportedly died just few days after he was discharged from the hospital where he went for treatment.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Photo: The Sun Nigeria
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Photo: The Sun Nigeria

According to findings made available to schoolworld, Popoola taught Obasanjo, Oba Jacob Omolade, Rear Admiral Adewunmi and Prof. Saburi Adesanya, a former Vice Chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University among others at Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta.

Pa Popoola’s death was confirmed by a family menmber, Prof. Tope Popoola, who stated that “he died in his private residence located in Leslie road behind All Saints Church, Ilaro at about 12pm.

“Pa Popoola was 92 on the 28th of May, 2019. He died of old age related illness, and was on admission at FMC till last week, but was discharged on showing signs of improvement. The family is consulting to give the erudite teacher and renowned principal a befitting burial.”

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