Prof. Abubakar Momoh: I Weep No More

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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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