Buhari Extols Late Professor Toyo’s Virtues

Source: thewillnigeria.com

SAN FRANCISCO, March 04, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday paid tribute to renowned scholar and elder statesman, Professor Eskor Toyo, describing him as a role model whose guiding principle was to live for the good of the less privileged.

In a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President expressed belief that as the Professor is buried on Saturday, the departed will be long remembered as a fearless advocate who never stopped confronting the problems of social injustice, discrimination and poverty in Nigeria.

The statement affirmed that Toyo has left a most worthy and commendable legacy for other patriotic Nigerians to build upon with his tireless efforts and advocacy on many issues central to the prosperity of Nigeria, including social justice, human rights and the war against corruption.

According to Adesina, “The President trusts that Prof. Toyo will be eternally honoured and celebrated for his life-long commitment to a better Nigeria and Africa, and as a fountain of knowledge who was a great mentor and role model to his students and admirers.

“President Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to Prof. Toyo’s family, the government and people of Akwa Ibom state.

“He prays that God will grant Prof. Toyo’s soul eternal rest and comfort his family, friends and admirers.”