Gbagi Mourns The Death Of Professor Of Political Sociology, Prof Benedict Ijomah, Says We Have Missed An Author, Scholar, Researcher And Academician
Chief Kenneth Gbagi has expressed deep sadness on the demise of author, scholar, academician, and elder statesman, Professor Benedict Ijomah.
Professor Ijomah, a renowned Professor of Political Sociology, who hailed from Aboh in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of the State, who died as the age 83 years.
“The foremost governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said, 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.
According to Chief Gbagi, the news of Professor of Political Sociology death came to me and my family as a shock, because he was my child root and family friend. On behalf of my family I send my heartfelt condolences to the family, the people of Ndokwa East, Aboh community in particular and the University of Nigeria over the passing of the renowned elder statesman and Professor of Political Sociology.
Chief Gbagi said, Professor Ijomah was a personal friend, he is a bastion of knowledge and inspiration, a man of great political depth and insight, a leader of leaders, he contributed immensely to the development of our dear Delta state and the country in several capacities he serve.
“In acknowledgement of his outstanding contributions to the academia, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka named the Centre for Policy Studies and Research after him because of his numerous contributions to the institution.
According Chief Gbagi, the Professor of Political Sociology will be sorely missed by all whose lives he impacted positively in his numerous writings and it’s my prayer that God will grant his soul repose and fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, “he said.