BY BRIGHT JACOB
Abimbola Oso, wife of the late Prof Lai Oso of the School of Communication, Lagos State University, has paid tributes to her husband, describing him as a pillar.
Oso, 67, died in a car accident on June 24, while returning from a conference at Delta State University, Abraka.
Speaking with NAN on Friday in Sagamu, Ogun State, Mrs. Oso said, “I don’t know how l will cope with the terrible loss of my husband because there is nobody to wait on me again.
“He was a husband, father, mentor, a humble man and a giver.
“He was a selfless person who cared for his family and others and made other people’s problems his own.
“He is indescribable because he was a pillar and banner for us all.”
The widow added that as an intellectual, Oso was always concerned about the development and progress of his students.
Also, Simisola Asekun, daughter of the deceased, expressed sadness at the passing of her father.
She described him as a family-oriented man who served his family all his life and gave the best of everything at his disposal.
“I will miss his words of encouragement, they were always simple but loaded,” she said.
Similarly, Moyosola Oso, the deceased’s son, said his father was a great man who lived an exemplary life.
The late don also worked as a correspondent in both Radio Nigeria and the News Agency of Nigeria.
The remains of Oso will be buried on July 14, 2023, according to the leadership of Victory Life Bible Church, where the late professor was a pastor.
The General Overseer of VLBC, Apostle Lawrence Achudume, said the burial service would be conducted by the Church in Sagamu, the hometown of the deceased.
Apostle Achudume added that the burial programme would start on July 13.