Abia State University has held a valedictory Senate session in honour of late Prof. Anthony Iheukwumere Nwabughogu .
In an emotion-laden event which took place in the Senate Chamber with members of the bereaved family present, the Vice-Chancellor, Distinguished Professor Maxwell Onyemachi Ogbulu, consoled and condoled them on the irreparable loss, describing the Professor’s death as shocking.
In his address, Prof.
Ogbulu noted that late Prof. Anthony Iheukwumere Nwabughogu was a committed senate member who didn’t miss Senate meetings.
He further described him as a trustworthy colleague, a literary icon, and cultured personality who would be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.
The Vice-Chancellor also urged the bereaved family to take solace in the Lord, adding that God would meet them at their various points of need.
In his sermon, Venerable Ugochukwu Ihechukwu urged the Senate members and the bereaved family to take heart and not to relent in God, adding that God would not forsake them.
He further called on those present to repent, as anyone who died in Christ should not be mourned as the person has gone to be with the Lord.
Others who spoke includes the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Admin) designate, Prof. Ogbonna Onuoha, Dean Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Roseline Ndimele, former Rector Abia State Polytechnic, Prof. Ezionye Eboh, Dr. Chidi Osuagwu ,and Prof. G.I. Nwaka, all of whom paid glowing tributes to the fallen scholar, describing him as a teacher per excellence, orator, bold and courageous; an erudite scholar of international repute, adding that his intellectual works and other worthy legacies would remain indelible and immortal.
It should be recalled that Late Professor Anthony Iheukwumere Nwabughogu was one-time Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Abia State University, a former Dean Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and until his death, a vocal member of the University Senate .