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Deborah Jibowu, Nigeria’s first female science graduate dead at 95


Lady Deborah Jibowu, Nigeria’s first female science graduate has reportedly passed on at the age of 95.

Governor Kayode Fayemi confirmed the death of Jibowu in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary Olayinka Oyebode, as he revealed that the deceased graduated from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom in 1947 and was also a recipient of Member of the British Empire (MBE) honour in 1962 and Officer of the Order of Niger (OON) in 1965.

The Ekiti State Governor who commiserated with members of her immediate family and the Fasanmade family of Ido-Ile Ekiti on the death of their matriarch, disclosed that late Jibowu was a member of the Local Government Service Commission Western Region (1959-1971), Commissioner at the National Population Commission (NPC) (1981-1983), and Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council University of Calabar (1993-1997).

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