(Photo: Prof. Ilemobade.Credit :urfoundation.org)
Reports reaching Newsdiaryonline said Professor Albert Ilemobade, a former vice chancellor of Federal University of Technology,Akura FUTA has been kidnapped.
Security sources said he was kidnapped Monday morning at his Ijapo Akure residence .It was further learned that the gunmen drove him away in his car.
Already there is a big man-hunt for the former VC as operatives of the State Security Service, SSS,the , police and other agents are on the trail of the kidnappers.
Ilemobade was the VC of FUTA between 1987 and 1995 .He is currently , the President and CEO of Upline Resources Foundation ,URF.
According to to the foundation’s websit,(http://www.urfoundation.org/ourboard.php) the professor “has been involved as Expert Consultant to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in several areas of his expertise, but more specifically in the area of Sleeping Sickness of man and animals and in helping to design projects that ensures sustainable agriculture and rural development.
“Currently, he (also) serves as the Chairman of the inter-agency (FAO, AU, IAEA and WHO) consortium (PAAT) on Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis. Professor Ilemobade became interested in 1997 in using deliberation to address issues of public policy. He and a group of citizens incorporated this methodology in grassroots efforts to successfully address some environmental issues in Ijapo Estate, Akure. Subsequently, he attended the International Deliberative Democracy workshop in Washington D.C. in 1999 and the International Civil Society workshop in 2000. He coordinates the overall project and has served as resource person and co-facilitator of the workshops organized by URF