BREAKING: Renowned Communication Professor, Lai Oso, Is Dead
A professor of communication at the Lagos State University, Lai Oso is dead.
The shocking news of his demise went across social media platforms early Sunday.
The academic died in an auto accident while returning to Lagos from Abraka, Delta State on Saturday.
Reacting to his death a Team Lead of Platforms Africa, Adeola Yusuf writes, ‘ A huge Library of communication is set ablaze,”
Also the Nigeria Union of Journalists many of whom its members had passed through Oso mourned the erudite scholar.
In a statement signed by the chairman of the NUJ, Lagos Council, Mr. Adeleye Ajayi, the union lamented the death of Oso, describing it as a big loss to journalism.
It says, “The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos Council with heavy heart mourn the death of erudite Mass Communication Lecturer, Prof. Lai Oso.
The news of the death of Prof. Oso in a motor accident while returning from Abraka, Delta State on Saturday, was very devastating.
Oso, a Professor of Development Communication was a Lecturer of many successful journalists.
Prof Oso was a Lecturer at the Ogun State Polytechnic, Abeokuta where he rose to become Head of Mass Communication Department and the Deputy Rector.
He taught for many years at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State and also the Lagos State University.
He was at a time the Dean, School of Communication Studies, Lagos State University.
Prof Oso will be remembered for his good student-teacher relations and humble behaviour.
He was always ready to assist his students and colleagues.
His death remains a big blow not only in communication circle but in all academic spheres.
May the soul of our dear lecturer, friend and mentor, Prof. Oso rest in peace.”