The remains of The Nation’s Campus Life coordinator, Mrs. Ngozi Agbo, will be buried on Wednesday, the family said yesterday.
According to statement , the interment will be proceeded by a service of songs at the Chapel of Christ Our Light, University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Tuesday.
The lying-in-state will hold at LOTAD Funeral Services on Oba Ogunji Road, close to LASU Museum, Agege, Lagos by 9am, after which the interment follows at Atan Cemetery.
The late Mrs. Agbo’s students have continued to pay tributes. Laz Ude Eze, a former Campus Life correspondent at University of Ibadan (UI), who is now undergoing his postgraduate degree in Public Health at University of Kentucky in United States, said: “Despite Mrs. Ngozi’s busy schedule, she insisted to be present at my induction into the medical profession four years ago. She was not just my Editor on Campus Life of The Nation newspaper but also a friend and mentor. She added values to my life and lives of her many students. She was one of the most intelligent and diligent women I have met.”
He added: “No woman deserves to die from child birth. The pain on us is excruciating. I can’t describe how upset I am that child birth still kills women in Nigeria. I hope to use the words you told me last year when I lost my childhood friend to console myself. By God’s grace, Ngozi’s baby will grow up and continue from where her mother stopped.”
Adetunji Solomon, a postgraduate student at University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), said: “I must thanks Mrs. Ngozi Agbo for the special interest she had in my life. I must thank her for her prayer and useful advice. I owe her many thanks for the support she gave me during the Jos crisis of 2008. I appreciate the late Ngozi for the hope she raised in me because hopelessness is a sin. I can’t thank her enough.”
Msonter Anzaa, a 200-level Medicine student, Benue State University, said: “Aunty, you have played your part and left. It is hard to believe you are gone. You had a vision of a just nation and pursued it articulately while your pen still wrote. You were a model and leader. And though you are no more today, we shall continue with the work you started.”