November 26, 2019, was an important day for me. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) University of Lagos (UNILAG) Branch organised a day to appreciate the services of mainly past chairmen of the branch.
Mrs Folashade Sikirat Akingbade, the surviving wife of my late comrade in the struggle against military dictatorships (Major-General Muhammadu Buhari and General Ibrahim Babangida), Prof. J. Funsho Akingbade, had invited me and Professors Akere, Kukoyi and Okusanya (Akingbade’s friends till the end), to join her in receiving a posthumous award in his name.
My invitation did not come from ASUU UNILAG Branch. I believe it should have, for I was in the trenches with Prof. Akingbade in the period 1987-1993.
I started as Assistant…