From Folorunsho Moshood - In Memory and Honor of Professor Albert Ilemobade, Establishment of the Albert Ilemobade Deliberative Democracy Corner

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The following announcement is from Folorunsho MoshoodAdmin/Programme Officer, Educare Trust, and Alumnus, International Civil Society Fellowship Programme, Kettering Foundation. It describes the Albert Ilemobade Deliberative Democracy Corner (AIDDC) that has has been established in Professor Illemobade's memory and in his honor and will be officially unveiled on June 21, 2016, the one-year anniversary of his death.
You can also read more about the aim, objectives, and activities of the AIDDC, and an invitation to enroll as a member of the AIDDC. 
I hereby write officially to inform the National Issues Forums (NIF) of the demise of Professor Albert Ilemobade, the President of Upline Resources Foundation, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.  He was murdered by his domestic staff on Sunday June 21, 2015 at his residence in Ijapo Housing Estate, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. May God, in His infinite mercy, grant him eternal rest.
His role in opening our eyes in Nigeria to the Democratic Practices that citizens are using to govern themselves cannot be over emphasized. In September 2004, he worked with Ms. Sadie Flucas to organize a 4-Day Deliberative Democracy: Moderator Training Workshop in Nigeria, where the cord that binds Educare Trust with Democratic Practices was discovered. 
It was Professor Ilemobade who introduced Educare Trust to the works of the National Issues Forums and subsequently recommended me for the Kettering Foundation’s Deliberative Democracy Workshop 1 in 2007. 
At Educare Trust, we have a Deliberative Democracy Corner in our Library where resource materials/books on Democracy, Politics, Deliberation etc are displayed for the reading pleasure or research works of our beneficiaries. 
I already got the consent of the first daughter of Professor Ilemobade, Mrs. Ayo Ayuba (also an alumna of DDWI and DDWII) and that of the management of Educare Trust to rename the Deliberative Democracy Corner of our library after Professor Albert Ilemobade as a way of immortalizing him and his legacy. The corner is now being called Albert Ilemobade Deliberative Democracy Corner (AIDDC).