|Born||February 24, 1929|
|Died||20 February 2020 (aged 90)|
Emmanuel Emovon, CON (born February 24, 1929) was a Nigerian professor of chemistry and former vice chancellor of the University of Jos.
In 1983, he was elected as president of the Nigerian Academy of Science to succeeded Professor Umaru Shehu.
Professor Emovon was born on February 1929 in Benin City, Edo State, Southern Nigeria. He passed away peacefully in the early hours of Thursday 20th February 2020.
He attended Edo College Benin City, where he obtained the West African School Certificate in 1949. He proceeded to the University of Ibadan for an intermediate bachelor of science degree course but obtained a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of London and doctorate degree from the same university.
He later returned to Nigeria to join the Department of Chemistry, University of Ibadan, as an academic staff (Lecturer II).
He became a professor of chemistry in 1971 and was appointed vice chancellor of Jos in 1978.
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to academics in Nigeria, he was conferred with a National award of Commander of the Order of Niger by Olusegun Obasanjo, the former President of Nigeria.
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