A lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, University of Ibadan, identified as A.O Subair committed suicide, by setting himself on fire in the senior staff quarters located at Phillipson Road of the University.
It was gathered that the late lecturer had recently resigned from the university without a justifiable reason but was yet to pack out of the staff quarters before he took his life.
It was gathered that the late university lecturer had separated from his family and had challenges progressing on his career.
Confirming the incident in a telephone Chat, Chairman Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Professor Deji Omole described the incident as pathetic and a major loss to the Union.
Omole said the Union was only informed of the burning flat while efforts to save him proved abortive.
Omole urged members of the Union to confide in one another saying isolation could deepen depression which may culminate in suicidal ideation.
Late subair who is survived by three children has been buried at Akinyele public cemetery.