As Nigerians mourn the death of Late Prof. Akin Mabogunje, on Thursday August 4, 2022, most people especially the housing sector has lost another icon, who explored his talents and lifetime to impact positively on the society, not only in Nigeria but in Africa and the world at large.
The Late Nigeria’s First Professor of Geography, Akin Mabogunje died at the age of 90 years.
In a message on the passage of the Housing Icon, the REDAN President Alh. (Dr) Aliyu Oroji Wamakko expressed sadness over his death and sends condolences to his immediate family, real estate industry practitioners, academic community and indeed all Nigerians.
He observed that the demise of Prof. Akin Mabogunje signalled the ends of an era of a successful academia and affordable housing policymaker.
“Late Mabogunje was one of the most amiable and friendly persons anyone would want to meet in his lifetime. He had friends all around the world. Once you encounter him you cannot forget him, he had such a receptive and engaging personality that envelops and imprints on your mind. He would forever be remembered for his contribution to Housing sector development in Nigeria: Mortgage Banking Association of Nigeria (MBAN), Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN); and his impactful and revolutionary leadership as the Chairman of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) and his contribution to the Nigeria National Housing Policy. He was a mentor to many”, Wammako remarked.