The family of Professor Ekundayo E. Balogun with a deep sense of honor has announced the passing away of its matriarch,
Mrs. Ebunoluwa Kofoworola Balogun, at the age of 81.
The family made the disclosure through a press release signed by her son, Prof Oluyinka Olutoye on behalf of the Family.
Mrs. Balogun who was a social worker during her lifetime dedicated her life to defending the marginalized and supporting anti-racism causes. She completed her formative education in Nigeria before progressing to Virginia Union
University in Richmond, Virginia, USA to obtain her undergraduate degree. Her passion for social justice occasioned her enrolment at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin, to earn her post-graduate degree in Social Work. The depth of her dedication to humanity is keenly felt in the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, and other schools across Nigeria where she impacted lives.
According to her son, Professor Oluyinka Olutoye who was widely celebrated in 2016 for successfully leading a team of 21 doctors to conduct surgery on a 23-week-old fetus, and returning it to its mother’s womb in Texas, USA.
Mrs. Balogun will be fondly remembered by all for her compassionate and selfless nature. She ensured that people enjoyed fair treatment in all ramifications of life and were unwavering in her commitment to positively influence lives in both her community and across the nation.
The Matriarch is survived by her husband, Professor Ekundayo E. Balogun former Director of the African Space Science Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, her daughter’s Professor ‘Toyin Olutoye, and Mrs. Folake Bamgboye, her Son Prof Oluyinka Olutoye and grandchildren.