Chief James Onanefe Ibori has received with sadness and a deep sense of personal loss, the passing of Prof Grace Alele-Williams.
Ibori said: “Alele -Williams’ life imparted greatly on mine as she was
the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin while I was a student there. I remember her as an outstanding woman of integrity and one of those who showed my feet the way to follow”.
Ibori sent his condolences to the Itsekiri nation and Delta state whose histories Alele-Williams decorated with her trail-blazing life; as the first Nigerian woman to earn a PhD in Mathematics and the first female Vice-Chancellor of a Nigerian University.
Ibori said: “I regret her passing even as I thank God for the pace-setting life she lived as a high -achiever”.
Signed: Tony Eluemunor
Media Assistant to Chief James Onanefe Ibori