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Sunday, June 25, 2023

Renowned Mass Communication professor, Lai Oso, has tragically passed away at the age of 67

  Bilal Abdullahi       Sunday, June 25, 2023

The distinguished professor, who taught at the School of Communication, Lagos State University (LASU), reportedly lost his life in a fatal accident on Saturday evening. The incident occurred while he was returning from a conference held in Abraka, Delta State.

The devastating news of Professor Oso's untimely demise was confirmed by Professor Sunday Olayinka Alawode, the Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies at LASU. In a broadcast message sent to The PUNCH on Sunday morning, Professor Alawode expressed his deep sorrow and informed the university community about the unfortunate incident.

"Good morning family. I am constrained to inform us of the involvement of Professor Muraino Olayiwola OSO, (we all fondly called Baba Lai Oso) in a ghastly auto accident which claimed his life yesterday, 24th June 2023," Professor Alawode wrote.

Professor Lai Oso was widely respected in the field of Mass Communication, both in Nigeria and beyond. With his wealth of knowledge and expertise, he made significant contributions to the development of the discipline throughout his academic career. His passion for teaching and research inspired numerous students and colleagues over the years.

The news of Professor Oso's passing has left the academic community and the wider public in a state of shock and grief. Colleagues and students alike remember him for his profound intellect, dedication to his students, and his warm personality. Many have taken to social media to express their condolences and share fond memories of their interactions with the late professor.

As the news spreads, tributes are pouring in from various quarters, highlighting the immense impact Professor Lai Oso had on the field of Mass Communication. His death is a significant loss not only to LASU but also to the entire academic community in Nigeria.

Details regarding funeral arrangements and memorial services for Professor Lai Oso have yet to be announced. However, it is certain that his memory will live on through the countless lives he touched and the knowledge he imparted. The void left by his absence will be felt for years to come, and the field of Mass Communication will forever remain indebted to his contributions.

The tragic accident that claimed the life of Professor Lai Oso serves as a reminder of the fragility of life and the profound impact individuals can have during their time on Earth. 

May his soul rest in peace.


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