UNILAG dismisses social media frenzy of ‘COVID-19 deaths’


The authorities at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have dismissed some reports on the social media that some professors in the employ of the institution have again died after contracting the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Head of the Information Unit of the institution, Mrs Olufadeke Akinleye, said that there was no iota of truth in some social media reports claiming that six professors of the university were being treated for COVID-19.

She added that the two professors who recently died from the virus were no longer UNILAG members of staff.

“Professors Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe and Duro Ajeyalemi that died last week had retired from UNILAG. Their death was unfortunate and we cannot say we did not know them because of their contributions to the institution while working here.

However, those insinuating that some other professors in the university are dead due to the disease are only trying to spread panic and false information,” she said.

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