A renowned Professor of Political Sociology, Professor Benedict Imeagwu Chukwumah, popularly called B. I. C.Ijomah, is dead.
Ijomah, who hailed from Aboh in Ndokwa east local government area of Delta state, died on Friday, March 13, at 83.
The deceased, an activist, author, scholar, academician, and elder statesman, was the first President of Students’ Union at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, from 1960 to 1961.
He was the first National Vice-President of the National Union of Nigerian Students (NUNS) and was also the first President of the University of Nigeria Alumni Association.
Reacting to the sad development, Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, commiserated with the people of Ndokwa East, Aboh community in particular and the University of Nigeria.
He described late Professor Ijomah as a “thoroughbred researcher”, academician, refined politician, prolific author, orator and a man of the people and assured that his government would continue to promote scholarship and excellence which the renowned professor epitomized in his lifetime.
According to him, the deceased was a well respected scholar and an incurable quantitative researcher in Sociology, whose work on Coastal Erosion in Nigeria successfully predicted the instability of the ocean in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Governor assured that his government would continue to build on the Stronger Delta legacies, visionary foresight and solid foundations laid by the founding fathers of the state which Professor Ijomah was part of.