He said the late philosopher popularly called Mamalawowould be deeply missed because of her commitment to the development of the Yoruba culture, tradition and philosophy.
“Prof. Sophie Oluwole was a distinguished academic, pan-African philosopher and Yoruba nationalist. As Nigeria’s first female doctorate degree holder in philosophy, she truly earned her stripes. She believed in and practiced what she taught and preached.
“She loved and celebrated Yoruba tradition and philosophy so much she was nicknamedMamalawo (female herbalist).
“Nigeria, the Yoruba race and all those who admire pristine traditions will sorely miss Prof. Sophie. Her teachings and works derived from the Yoruba school of philosophical thought. To her, the ancient African philosopher Orunmila was second to none.
“I commiserate with the Oluwole family, the academic community, students who passed through her. I pray they have the strength and resilience to continue where she stopped. To the soul of the late Prof, I pray for eternal rest”.