Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has described the late Prof Festus Iyayi as a true and committed Nigerian who gave up his personal comfort and joined the masses in the trenches in the fight for a better society.
In a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Peter Okhiria, Comrade Oshiomhole said: “Iyayi was a distinguished Nigerian who served not only ASUU, but the whole Nigerian academic community. He had a passion for education and I am proud that he came from Edo State. I found him so resourceful that I appointed him a member of the Governing Council of the Ambrose Alli University.
The history of popular struggles in Nigeria today will not be complete without a mention of Prof Iyayi’s selfless sacrifices and intellectual contributions.