While most COVID-19 cases that have been gaining media attention are either from an elite or a politician, a lot of academics have continued to die from the novel pandemic as well, leaving behind heartbroken families and friends and prompting introspection as well as discussions in the academic community.
Here are some professors who are reported to have died from complications arising from Covid-19.
1.Professor Godwin Achinge
Professor Godwin Achinge who is the deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), at the Benue State University and Vice-Chairman of Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19, died from COVID-19 complications on 5th July 2020 .
2.Professor Lovett Lawson
Lawson, a professor of Infectious disease and Chairman, Board of Directors, Zankli Medical Centre, Abuja, died in quarantine at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Monday ,13th July 2020. It was learnt the deceased died from some underlying conditions which made it impossible for him to recover.
3.Professor Nneka Omera-Okeke
Late Omera-Okeke reportedly passed on in May, 2020, after battling the virus without knowing. The Head of Department of English Studies, University of Port Harcourt was said to have been treated for Malaria and Typhoid before she was later diagnosed of COVID-19.
4.Professor C. E Ukun
The university don was a lecturer in the department of Philosophy; faculty of Arts, Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State. He died of Covid-19 on 30th, June 2020
5.Professor Alaba Adenuga
Professor Alaba Adenuga died of COVID-19 complications at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, Ogun State. The deceased had earlier presented himself for treatment at the facility on Thursday, 4th July after showing symptoms of coronavirus. He died on Friday, 5th July,2020
The Late Professor of Personnel and Counselling Psychology was a Former Dean Faculty of Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-iwoye. The Ijebu born University don was, until his death, the Chairman of the University Security Council and the President of OOU Senior Staff Club.
Though Mr Adenuga was suspected to have died of coronavirus, he also had features of Lobar Pneumonia.
6.Professor Bello Augie
The Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University died of coronavirus disease in May 2020
The late Agaie was until his death the President, Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, and a former Dean, Students Affairs of the University
7.Prof Onochie Udemezue
The late Provost of College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus died on 25th,June 2020 . He was said to have resorted to self-medication in a desperate bid to treat COVID-19. The professor was brought secretly to NAUTH when his case had become very bad.
8 .Prof. Lasun-Eniola
Lasun-Eniola, a professor of Physical Health Education, died in Kano in April from suspected COVID-19 complications.
9. Prof. Maikaba
He was the former head of Mass Communication Department, BUK, and a visiting lecturer to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, and Kaduna State University (KASU). He died on April 26, 2020, after a brief illness
10. Prof. Sabo Kurawa
Prof Sabo Kurawa,aged 75 is a former deputy vice-chancellor, academics at the Bayero University. He died on 26th April at his home, after a brief illness thought to be complications from COVID-19.
11. Professor Isa Hashim
Professor Isa Hashim is a Senior Council Member of the Kano Emirate Council, Jarman Kano. He died at the age of 86 after a prolonged illness believed to be further aggravated by the pandemic.
12. Prof Aliyu Dikko
He died on Saturday, April 25 amidst the Kano mass deaths linked to Covid -19.Before his demise, Mr Dikko, a professor of physiology, was a lecturer at the Department of Human Physiology, College of Health Sciences, Bayero University, Kano.
13. Prof. Ibrahim Ayagi
Ibrahim Ayagi is a renowned professor of economics who died in Kano on Saturday, April 28 at the age of 80.
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