Prof. Abubakar Momoh: I Weep No More


Late Prof Abubakar Momoh

By Ken Tadaferua

It was just Monday morning. The 29th day of May. Nigeria’s Democracy Day. The message came on WhatsApp from my friend, Vicky Eta-Messi. It was terse, crypt and tear stained. It read: “Your friend Prof Abubakar Momoh just passed on this morning.”

Essence of faith dissolved in that moment in salty tears. Shock coursed in electric bolts through my frame. And I knelt before Him on the Cross. But why? The message hit me so hard. I wept, heart broken. I do not know if I reacted thus because the sad news was so sudden and shocking. But what I do know is Professor Momoh is one of the nicest and most helpful persons I have ever interacted with on planet earth.

He was only 52, to have been 53 next August 28. An intellectual of repute. Respected writer and columnist. An erudite scholar. A professor of political science. Dean of the Faculty of…

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