Wed. Feb 8th, 2023

The first Nigerian Professor of Medicine Theophilus Oladipo Ogunlesi has died at 99.

Ogunlesi, an Emeritus Professor, who hailed from Makun Sagamu area of Ogun State and the father of Billionaire Adebayo Ogunlesi the owner of Gatwick Airport, the second-busiest airport in the UK and the ninth-busiest in Europe died on Thursday.

He made history in 1965 as Nigeria’s first Professor of Medicine.

Ogunlesi started on the path of a medical doctor at Yaba College of Medicine in 1947, and advanced his career at the University of London, 1953 where he qualified as a registered Medical Officer in England.

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