The Rector of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo State, Dr Momodu Jimah, is dead.
He passed on Friday night at exactly 7pm, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
Public Relations Officer of Auchi Polytechnic, Mr Mustapha Oshiobugie, in a telephone interview confirmed the sad incident on Saturday.
Oshiobugie said, “The institution is mourning following the demise of her rector who passed away on Friday at 7.00pm after a brief illness.”
“His remains will be committed to mother earth today Saturday at 10 am according to Islamic rites.”
Meanwhile, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has mourned the death of Jimah, who died at the age of 60 years.
The governor, in a statement, said Jimah was an astute administrator who contributed to the growth of Auchi Polytechnic, ensuring stability and development of the institution.
According to him, “It was with a heavy heart that I received news of the passing of the Rector of Auchi Polytechnic, Dr. Momodu Sanusi Jimah. I condole with the management, staff and students of the institution over the death of Dr. Jimah.
“As an administrator, late Dr. Jimah brought his expertise to bear in the transformation of the institution, providing leadership to steer the institution aright upon his appointment as Rector.”
The governor commiserated with the family of the deceased, praying that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.
Source: Agency, NAN, The PUNCH