The University of Ibadan has renamed its Senate chamber after a former Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Late Prof. Adeoye Lambo.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Idowu Olayinka disclosed this on Thursday in a statement.
The statement reads: “The Council of the University of Ibadan has approved the recommendation of its Joint Council/Senate Committee on the Naming of Streets and Buildings to name the Senate Chamber after the foremost Psychiatrist, former Deputy Secretary-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the second Vice-Chancellor (1968-1971), Professor Thomas Adeoye Lambo (March 29, 1923 – March 13, 2004).
“He was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He attended the famous Baptist Boys’ High School, Abeokuta from 1935 to 1940. He then proceeded to the University of Birmingham, where he studied medicine. To further his studies and become specialized, in 1952, he enrolled at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
“He in due time became famous for his work in ethno-psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology.
“The first and only Nigerian to have risen so high in the World Health Organisation, where he served from 1971 till 1988, Professor Lambo flew his country’s flag so proudly. His tenure is still remembered as one of the golden moments of the WHO.
“A date for the formal ceremony will be announced in due course.”