Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has said that he
received the death of the former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the
University of Benin, Prof. Omo Omoruyi, with "great sadness’’.
This is contained in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja and signed by
Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the Presidential on Media.
"Jonathan said that Omoruyi’s contributions to the nation’s political development would be long remembered.
"He commiserated with Omoruyi’s family and the Government and people of
Edo State on the loss of the ``very distinguished academic and
illustrious citizen,’’ he said.
Abati said the president believed that Nigerians would always
acknowledge and honour the late Professor’s significant contributions
towards laying an enduring foundation for the current democratic
dispensation in the country.
He said the President acknowledged late Omoruyi's contribution to the
evolvement and development of the Centre for Democratic Studies, which
he served as pioneer Director-General.
Abati said that the president joined the late renowned political
scientist’s family, relatives, friends and associates in praying for the
peaceful repose of his soul.