OAU invites families of lecturer who died in office

OAU invites families of lecturer who died in office


The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ife in Osun State, has invited family of a lecturer, Mr Nicholas Igbokwe, who died in his office beside the Sports Complex of the University.


The purpose of the invitation to Igbokwe’s family was a lecturer in the Department of Physical and Health Education, OAU, is to formally brief them about the unfortunate incident.

TheNewspad reports that body of a lecturer which was discovered on Saturday morning, threw the University Community into mourning.

Spokesman of the institution, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju confirmed the death of Igbokwe stated that “it s a pity we lost him. Nobody expected that. He was brought in (hospital) this morning dead.”

The Tribune online reports that students of the University under the auspices of Federation of Igbo Students (FIS), have expressed shock over the demise of Igbokwe.

Describing Igbokwe as one if their notable pillars of support, they lamented that he would be greatly missed by majority of students on campus.

Reacting over development, one of the members of FIS, Genius Obinna described Igbokwe as “a lecturer, a sport man, a father, a philanthropist, Titan, an Igbo legend who has helped FIS innumerably in diverse ways both financially and materially.”

”We have lost a great personality. Mr. Igbokwe was the one who sponsored the indigenous association cup last edition; a man of principle and a good man. Mr Nicholas Igbokwe died in his office beside Sports Complex and was discovered this morning (Saturday).

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“We hereby mourn with the bereaved family and OAU in general. He will be greatly missed. May the Good Lord console them all, and may his humble soul rest in perfect peace. Amen,” Obinna said.

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