THE PHYSICIST WHO DEMYSTIFIED UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION, ENDS HIS WATCHAugust 1, 2022
“He rode far, fought fiercely. We shall never see his like again. And now his watch is ended”- Quote from “Game of Thrones”, American TV series.
Until he was was appointed the 6th Substantive Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University in 2005, not much was known about the Lagos Island born Scientist.
But by the time he left the stage six years later, he needed no introduction in the comity of achievers in the state.
Prof. Hussain strode the LASU campus like a colossus. He was witty, very intelligent and resourceful to a fault. He had his flaws, like all mortals, and consequently his foes. But even his harshest critics would agree, with the benefit of hindsight at least, that Prof. Hussain was one of the finest leaders the University ever had. He revolutionised leadership in the university and turned around the fortunes of the university. Till date, his legacy remains visible everywhere in LASU.
On Monday, he was buried at the Abari Cemetery, Victoria Island after a brief prayer at the LASUTH Central Mosque, Ikeja. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni, his former deputy, led other members of the University Management and Staff to the events.