Former ASUU President Prof. Festus Iyayi Dies In Car Crash
Nov 12, 2013
Former president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Festus Iyayi is dead. He died on Tuesday morning in a car crash on his way to Kano to participate in tomorrow’s National Executive Council Meeting of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Witnesses said Mr. Iyayi, 66, died along the the Lokoja-Abuja highway in an accident involving the the convoy of Kogi state Governor, Idris Wada.
ASUU President Dr. Nasir Fagge confirmed his death to Vanguard. He said the sad news was broken to the union a few hours ago.
He was born in 1947, in Ugbegun, Ishan, Edo State. A well known author, with four books to his credit (Violence, The Contract, Heroes, and Awaiting Court Martial), Prof. Iyayi won the Commonwealth Prize for Literature for his book Heroes in 1988.
Prof. Iyayi was president of ASUU from 1986 to 1988.