This is the biography late Bola Awotedu, former Professor of Medicine and Head of Medicine, Walter Sasulu University of South Africa.
Bola Awotedu was born in Osogbo, Osun State in 1949, he hailed from Ipara-Remo in Ogun State. After graduating from the college of Medicine, University of Ibadan in June 1973, he served at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Calabar and Akampa in Cross River State.
Apart from being a patron of the Association of Yoruba in Diaspora, South Africa, and the Nigerian community in the Eastern Cape, he was also the longest serving council member of the Full Gospel House of Prayer Church at Mthatha.
He worked as a Clinical Medical Assistant at the Respiratory Units of New Cross Hospital, London and Guys Hospital, London from 1978 to 1980.
Upon his return to Nigeria, he became a Senior Registrar at the Department of Medicine, UCH, Ibadan, in 1980. He also worked briefly at the University of Maiduguri before he was appointed as Lecturer I/Consultant in the Department of Medicine, University of Ibadan, where he rose to become a professor in 1990.
He is survived by his wife, Jire, three daughters (two medical doctors and a lawyer) and seven grandchildren.