The Inaugural Lecture by Prof Babatunde Akibu Ishola SOLAGBERU, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja titled“Of Broken Bones and Broken Dreams; a Bone Carpenter to the Rescue”
presented on Wednesday 31 August 2016
“ Life is movement; move forward with the current of your soul, be not discouraged, for you shall pass this way but once. Whatever befalls you, just don’t stop; keep on moving.”
Courtesies and Protocols,
1. Introduction of the Inaugural Lecture (and Dedication)
This is the first inaugural lecture from the Department of Surgery; the fourth from the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, the seventh from the College of Medicine, Lagos State University and the 53rd from the University itself.
Inaugural lectures bring the Town and the Gown together. During my student days at the University of Ibadan in the 1980s, an inaugural lecture was some sort of inauguration of a lecturer into the top echelon of the ivory tower. The University gave a lecturer an opportunity to tell his own story, his background and his growing years up to the unique world of research, his discoveries and how he had succeeded in moving the local, national and/or global academic community forward by at least an inch; sometimes a mile.
The lecture usually ended with recommendations for University, Government and the larger Society. Indeed, all who had helped the don in reaching his heights were acknowledged. My lecture would depart a bit from this arrangement. Firstly, it is coming nearly nine years after I became a Professor on 19 October 2007. It is better late than never. Indeed, I am most challenged by the excellent culture being nurtured by our Vice-Chancellor, Prof Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun....