I Don’t Know How l Will Cope, Says Late Lai Oso’s Wife

Mrs Abimbola Oso, wife of the late renowned professor of Mass Communication, Lagos State University, Prof. Lai Oso has said that she did not how she would cope with the loss of her husband.

Abimbola described the sudden death of her 67-year-old husband as terrible, saying ”there is nobody to wait on me again.”

The widow also described her husband as a pillar and banner that shielded all.

Abimbola spoke with with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sagamu, Ogun.

Late Oso, died in a car accident on June 24, while returning from a conference at the Delta State University, Abraka.

While sharing her thought on the demise of her husband, Abimbola 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.

She added that as an intellectual, her husband was always concerned about the development and progress of his students.

”He was a husband, father, mentor, an 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.

”My husband will be sorely missed but l take solace in his legacy.”

Speaking on the death of her father, Mrs Simisola Asekun, described the late renowned professor as a family oriented man who she said served his family all his life and gave the best of everything at his disposal.

She said “I will miss his words of encouragement, they were always simple but loaded.”

In his remark on his father demise, Mr Moyosola Oso, said his father was a great man who lived an exemplary life.

He said: “Instead of teaching us the morals of life, he lived it thereby, we didn’t have a choice than to follow his footsteps instead.

“Also, his impact is not in material things but in people. He invested in people by encouraging them to be best in what they want to be.

“My father was optimistic and believed in the betterment of Nigeria and l will sorely miss his words of assurance that there will always be light at the end of the tunnel.”

Late also had worked as a correspondent in both Radio Nigeria and the News Agency of Nigeria.

He had also taught Media and Communications at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun; Caleb University, Imota, Lagos; and LASU, Ojo, Lagos.

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