The Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta Muslim Alumni (MAPAMA) has mourned the death of Nigeria’s Mass Communication icon and astute scholar, Prof Lai Oso.
TOP MEDIA reports that the National President, Prince Taofeek Oyeniyi like many of Prof. Oso‘s counterparts, colleagues, and students in Nigeria and overseas, received the news of his death with shock, Sunday morning, but with total submission to the will of Allah.
MAPAMA President, giving the torrents of accolades and eulogies being heaped on the eminent Prof. of Communication and former Head, Mass Communication Department, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta MAPOLY, as well as former Deputy Rector of the institution during Alhaji Waheed Kadiri’s FNITP tenure (1998-2001) said he cannot, but join the Nigerian Communication family, MAPOLY
and his present employer, the Lagos State University LASU and ultimately, his immediate and extended families on the painful exit of a core academician and a teacher per excellence.
The MAPAMA President describes Prof. Oso as an iconic, erudite and unassuming teacher; a versatile, cheerful, persistent, diligent and focused professional in his gifted field of practice.
Ultimately, despite the shocking development, Prince Oyeniyi said he is delighted that Prof. Oso lived an impactful life, as many of his former and present students are scattered around the world, making fortunes out of the tutelage from him and have since become communication experts/gurus, media entrepreneurs, tutor and successful professionals today. The President, therefore, declares that all of these greater feats being recounted today cannot happen by accident.
He reiterates that the praises are well deserving and worthy of being reinforced for others to learn from.
To this end, Prince Oyeniyi prays Allah to comfort Prof. Oso’s teeming students across the globe, his constituents and mostly, his immediate and extended families. He also prays Allah to avail his family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Prof. Oso died Saturday, June 24, 2023 evening, after involving in a fatal auto crash in Ijebu, Ogun State, South West Nigeria, along Ore-Sagamu highway.
He was making a return trip to Lagos after discharging an academic assignment – as an External Examiner at the Delta State University (DELSU), Abaraka, South South Nigeria.
Late Prof. Oso was also a former Dean, LASU school of Communications.