Jonathan Laments Prof Omoruyi’s Death

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Akin Akande, Abuja

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed sadness over the death of renowned political scientist and former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Omo Omoruyi.

The President, who commiserated with Prof. Omoruyi’s family and the government and people of Edo State, on the loss of the erudite academic said his contributions to the nation’s political development will be long remembered.”

According to a statement signed by Presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati: “President Jonathan believes that Nigerians will always acknowledge and honour the late Professor’s significant contributions towards laying an enduring foundation for the current democratic dispensation in the country through the work of the Centre for Democratic Studies which he served as pioneer Director-General.”

The President joined Prof. Omoruyi’s family, relatives, friends and associates in praying for the peaceful repose of his soul.