Veteran Communication Scholar, Lai Oso Is Dead

A renowned Nigerian Professor of communication, Lai Oso, is dead, Platforms Africa reports.

Dean, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies FCMS, Lagos State University, Professor Sunday Alawode, confirmed this as he described his death arude shock.

Oso, according to two of his students, Idris Mohammed and Wasiu Tejuoso, died in a motor accident in Ijebu axis along Ore-Sagamu expressway on Saturday evening.

“He was coming from Delta State University (DELSU) where he was an external examiner at the department of Mass communication. The car conveying him has reached Ijebu axis on the expressway before it plunged into a river,” another student who was called from Ijebu Police station last night said.

Reacting to the sad news, Team Lead of Platforms Africa, Adeola Yusuf who was a PhD supervisee of Professor Oso, declared that a “huge Library of communication has just been set ablaze.”

Professor Oso “is a good man, a father and lecturer to many communication scholars and journalists across the World. One of the pillars of communication at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), and a former Dean of School of Communication, Lagos State University (LASU) who has just three year to his retirement.

“HIs death is a terrible blow to the communication community. A huge communication library has just been set ablaze,” Adeola Yusuf write.

Professor Alawode, corroborating Yusuf’s view, commemorated with Oso’s wife , the children and the global communication family.

“It’s a rude shock to all of us even as we commiserate with Mummy Oso, the children and his entire family, the Communication family worldwide, LASU Community and all others,” he wrote.

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Idris Mohammed, another student wrote on Facebook; “It s with great sadness and heavy heart that I bring to you the passing away of our very own Professor Lai Oso of the Mass Communication Department, Lagos State University in the evening today as a result of a ghastly accident on his way back to Lagos from Abaraka, Delta State.
Late Lai Oso was one of Professor Pate’s allies and a great communication scholar in Nigeria.

“He was a humble and generous man of exemplary good character.
Goodnight Prof.!!

Platforms Africa

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