President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the Tamuno family of Okrika and the people of Rivers State over the death of famous historian, Prof. Tekena Tamuno.
According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Dr Reuben Abati, “The president joins them in mourning the first rate intellectual, academician and historian who stood out for many years as one of the very best of his generation.”
The statement continued: “President Jonathan believes that the late Prof. Tamuno, who was also a seasoned administrator, former vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan and notable public servant, will be long remembered and honoured for his very significant contributions to national development over several decades.”
The Nigerian nation, the president noted, particularly owes the departed professor a huge debt of gratitude for his immense efforts in helping to document the history of the country’s foundation, growth and development for posterity.
As they mourn the former president of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, President Jonathan urges his family, friends, associates and generations of students, within and outside the country, to also give thanks to God Almighty for his long and very fulfilled life of shining and enduring accomplishments.”
The president prayed that Almighty God would comfort all who mourn Prof. Tamuno and grant his soul eternal rest.

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