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Catholic head Adeigbo mourned

15 May 2014, 21:32

Port-Harcourt -  Tributes are flowing for the late Rector of the Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA) in Port Harcourt, Mosignor (Professor) Felix Adedoyin Adeigbo.

He died at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan after a brief illness.

Professor Toyin Falola of the Department of History, University of Texas at Austin, United States, described him as an "amiable character and a fertile mind."

A director in CIWA, the Reverend Father Joseph Oladejo Faniran, described  Adeigbo, who studied in the United States and Canada, as "highly celebral, deeply religious, an astute intellectual, a priest to the core and a gentleman."

Adeigbo, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, specialized in social and political philosophy.

He served for many years as the Head of the Department of Philosophy, University of Ibadan, and also as Dean of Faculty of Arts of the same university.

A prominent teacher and mentor, he was responsible for producing a crop of PhD students who are now professors in tertiary academic institutions.

Adeigbo, who was classmate of the Bishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Olufemi Onaiyekan, and Reverend Father (Professor) Thomas Makanjuola Ilesanmi in the seminary, was ordained as a priest for the Catholic Archdiocese of Ibadan in 1969.

The priest, who hailed from Epe in Lagos State, was the second indigenous priest to be ordained for the Ibadan Archdiocese.

His burial arrangement is yet to be announced by family members.

- CAJ News

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