Iyayi’s Kinsmen Demand N50bn Compensation From Wada’s Government

The Onojie of Ugbegunland, hometown of former President of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Professor, Festus Iyayi, in Edo State, HRM, Samuel Obade I, and his people, demand N50 billion as the compensation to the family of the late professor by the Kogi State governor, Captain Idris Wada.

festus-iyayi-448x336-300x224The community in a letter dated November 13, urged the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Abuja, to carry out a thorough investigation of the car accident involving Iyayi and Wada’s convoy for Nigerians to know the actual cause of Iyayi’s death.

Tragic death was avoidable

Yesterday, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM among others claimed that Iyayi’s death was avoidable. Governor Wada’s convoy was accused of recklessness on the road.

NMA calls for probe

Commenting on the death, NMA’s President, Osahon Enabulele, urged the Federal Government to do everything possible to stop deaths caused by the recklessness of executive convoys.

He also added,

“While we await the outcome of the official inquiry into the auto crash, we deeply condole with the entire Iyayi family, the President and members of ASUU and the Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin.’’

Iyayi led by example – Oshiomhole

Expressing his condolences to the family of ASUU former head in Benin City, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, said that Professor Iyayi was not only a husband and a father, but a member of a much larger family. The Gorvernor confessed that the death of such prolific man was a pure shock for him.

When I learnt that our comrade died in such gruesome manner, only a stone hearted person would not be moved. I do not know how to convey, not just my feeling, but the feelings of those who have known him.”

“When people talk of selfless service, commitment to nation, leadership by example giving your all to what you believe in, constituting yourself to a one man liberation army driven by national passion to reposition our great country to lead the continent to the way God had intended, Iyayi represented the best of that tradition”, he added.

Oshiomhole insisted that everyone recognized professor’s patriotism and commitment, as Iyayi was the one who dedicated his life to education.

PDM blame executive recklessness

PDM said executive recklessness was responsible for Iyayi’s death, adding that Iyayi’s death came at a time “when his academic services are needed the most.”

“Nigeria has endured too much loss of its priceless human assets through untimely deaths resulting from unnecessary road accidents.”


  1. I hope the family were not responsible for the prof death? it’s just like a stage manage of a kind of thing?.
    secondly, poor people in Nigeria are no body and you guys who got there by chance and croaks are more important than the other.
    let him pay and leave the office.
    Above all, lives worth trillions as well as properties were lost on that road but wealthy people in the country never mind. Is the professor more important than the love once we have lost on that road?

  2. Why on earth will the family of the late proff think of such amount do they want to use this medium to enrich themselves why demanding such amount of money 50b not 5m nt 50m nt 500m why are our pple so greedy can’t we accept that it is his time he is late nd he is late let’s acccept d fact plsssssss dat money is too much