31st July, 2021
By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Barely five days after his election as the Deputy Vice Chancellor-designate, Academics, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Prof. Andrew Efemini has died suddenly.
The late Professor of Philosophy was along with others awaiting the ratification of his elevation by the institution’s Governing Council before he died in the early hours of Saturday.
The academics and human and civil societies community have been thrown into mourning by news of the sudden demise of the outspoken Professor.
As expected, the news of his demise instantly went viral on many platforms on the internet.
The late Prof Efemini had always made his health status public that he had been a diabetic patient for many years.
It was not clear as at the time of filing this report whether the deceased died of complications from the terminal disease he had been battling with.
Our Correspondent reports that phone contacts with very reliable sources in the University confirmed the sad incident but pleaded anonymity.
“This is because his immediate family has not officially communicated to the University about the sad demise of Academics,” a source said.
The sources also corrected the Social media reports that he was “appointed” as Deputy Vice Chancellor, DVC, Academics. “He was actually elected, like other DVCs designates awaiting confirmation from the Governing Council of the University and later sworn in and assume office.”