Mr A.O Subair, a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Ibadan, has died after setting himself ablaze at his residence in the University.
Mr Subair, a native of Kaduna State, had earlier resigned from the university but was yet to vacate the staff quarters on Phillipson Road.
Confirming the incident, the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Deji Omole who described the incident as pathetic, stated that it was a major loss to the union.
He also added that all efforts to rescue the victim were abortive.
Mr Subair has been buried at Akinyele public cemetery. He is survived by three children.