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3 Abia State University Lecturers Reportedly Die Same Day

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Nigerians React As Abia State University Demands N15,000 As ‘Pandemic Prevention Fee’ From Students Ahead Of ResumptionAbia State University, Uturu, has been thrown into mourning following the reported death of three lecturers at the school on the same day.

According to ThePunch, a university source said the lecturers, Prof. A. I. Nwabughuogu of History/International Relations Department, Dr D. S. Okoroigwe of Geography/Planning Department and Dr Osince Okike of Political Science, all died on Friday, September 3.

However, causes of their deaths have yet to be ascertained as of press time.

The source noted that many lecturers in the school were going through economic hardship, saying;

We are being owed more than seven months’ salaries; the last time (we were paid) was January 2021.

Also, Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Abia State University, Dr Victor Nkemdirim, confirmed the three deaths, describing the situation as unfortunate.

May their souls rest in peace.

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