June 16, 2024

The Eye Of Africa

Peter Obi Mourns Prof Shehu After His Demise

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party on Tuesday mourned the passing of the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Professor Umaru Shehu.

He made this known on his X page on Tuesday.

Obi tweeted, “I have just read the sad news of the passing on of Professor Umaru Shehu, an Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, from 1978 to 1980. He made immense contributions to our governance, health and education sectors.

“I sincerely commiserate with his family, the government and the people of Borno State where he hails from; the Borno Elders Forum, which he co-founded, and the Kanem Borno Historical and Cultural Foundation, which, according to reports, he founded.

“As he goes back to his maker, God Almighty, may He forgive his sins, and grant him eternal rest; and grant his family, and all who mourn him, the fortitude to bear his loss.”

Prof Shehu’s death was announced on Monday, October 2. He was 92.

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