Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the Tamuno family of Okrika and the people of Rivers State following the death of Professor Tekena Tamuno, one of the country’s most renowned historians.
Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said Jonathan joined the state and the family in mourning the intellectual, academician and historian who stood out for many years as one of the best of his generation.
“President Jonathan believes that the late Prof. Tamuno, who was also a seasoned administrator, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan and notable public servant, will be long remembered and honoured for his very significant contributions to national development over several decades,” said Abati.
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He added that the President noted that the country owed the late Professor a huge debt of gratitude for his immense efforts in helping to document the history of the country’s foundation, growth and development for posterity.
“As they mourn the former President of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, President Jonathan urges his family, friends, associates and generations of students, within and outside the country, to also give thanks to God Almighty for his long and very fulfilled life of shining and enduring accomplishments,” Abati added.
He said the President prayed that The Almighty would comfort all who mourned Tamuno and grant his soul eternal rest.
Tamuno died at the weekend in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, aged 83.
The cause of his death was not disclosed.
- CAJ News