Former ASUU President Prof Iyayi Dies On His Way To National Congress

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has lost one of its prominent members, Festus Iyayi.

Iyayi was killed when a car in the convoy of the Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, rammed into his vehicle near Lokoja in Kogi State.

He was on his way to the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of ASUU, where the members were to discuss the latest offer by President Jonathan to end the lingering strike by the union, after branches of the union have discussed the offer at their various institutions. 

ASUU President Dr. Nasir Fagge confirmed his death, saying the sad news was broken to the union a few hours ago.

The professor died on a failed portion of a  Nigerian highway around Lokoja in Kogi state according to ASUU, SaharaReporters reports. 

A police source as well as an eyewitness told SaharaReporters that Mr. Iyayi died instantly at the scene of the ghastly accident.

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30 Comments

  • Painful exit of an icon, may his soul RIP
    My condolence to his beloved family, all ASUU members and to my fellow Aluta’s.

  • Double wahala for dead body..and d owner of dead body…may his soul RIP..ASUU settling one issue..and anoda comes up..na wah oo..Naija..

  • Can we all see the end of the of the wicked ones? The talent that he should have passed to the students before he died will now be burried with him what a lesson to other lecturers…… Let the party continue pls.

  • May the soul of this great comrade, celebrated social activist, ASUU former National President, gifted writer, Commonwealth prize winner for literature, erudite Professor of Business Administration, rest in perfect peace, in Jesus name, Amen. You lived a good and exemplary life and died prosecuting a good fight for the benefit of education in Nigeria. You shall be sorely missed! Adieu, Prof !!

  • May the soul of this great comrade, celebrated social activist, ASUU former National President, gifted writer, Commonwealth prize winner for literature, erudite Professor of Business Administration, rest in perfect peace, in Jesus name, Amen. You lived a good and exemplary life and died prosecuting a good fight for the benefit of education in Nigeria. Professor Festus Iyayi, you shall be sorely missed! Adieu, Prof !!

  • Rip, our dear prof iyayi. We can see the list of casualties of the asuu strike is growing by the day; both physically and psychologically. Also our bad roads and reckless driving of escorts of govt personalities are a thing of concern.

  • Sammy, ps learn 2 tink b4 u tuk, it culd happen 2 ur father or anyone close 2 u.tnx. RIP prof,we luv u but God luvs u best.NASELS wil mis u greatly.

  • Sammy ,You are a useless person ,Learn to think ,you fool ,moron ,You are a childish person ,How can you say that ,Wasn’t he going to a meeting to resolve the strike matter ,May God not allow it to happen to you

  • The great man is dead for the sake of this nation. i believe he will be remembered for his efforts to address the problem in education sector.

  • The country has witness lancinating loss of another stentorian voice,(comrade prof iyayi) against retrograde and prebendal forces of primitive mercantilism.That he passed through transition on matters pro bono publico,bears eloquent testimony to our state of dystopia.Such is the evanescence of life.Its all vanitas vanitatum….”

  • May ur soul RIP bt d little strike is now complex u knw, if settled since wud v nt resulted 2 ds bt God knws best. Kipin students 4 closely 5 months if gud wickedness, n knw body shud insult sammy make ur own comment,..

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