Ogun NUJ mourns late Prof. Lai Oso, describes him as encyclopedia of communication theories


The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ogun Council, says it received with great shock the passage of Prof. Lai Oso who until his death was a Mass Communication Lecturer of Lagos State University (LASU).

In a statement issued on Monday in Abeokuta , jointly signed by its Chairman, Wale Olanrewaju and Secretary, Bunmi Adigun, described the late professor as a father figure who built many libraries in human being.

OgunToday reports that Oso died in a road accident on Saturday.

” The death has thrown the Journalism industry into mourning as the industry has lost yet again an encyclopedia of communication theories, a teacher, a father figure, someone who built many libraries in human being.

” The council describes his death as a rude shock.

” We call on the Nigerian government to declare state of emergency on provision of road infrastructure to check unabated loss of lives due to bad roads.

” This has caused the death of one of the eggheads of the journalism profession.

” Every individual who read Mass Communication or any related media courses must have passed through or drank from the pool of knowledge of late Prof. Oso .

” He made himself available to teach, nurture and breed media icons who today have excelled in the industry.

” May Almighty God give the family of Prof. Muraina Lai Oso and the Journalism profession the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss,” the statement read.


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