Professor Lai Oso of the Lagos State University’s (LASU) Faculty of Communication and Media Studies was killed in a car accident.
He was 67 years old at the time.
On Saturday evening, the collision occurred on the Ore-Sagamu Motorway.
He was claimed to be on his way from Delta State University (DELSU), where he worked as an external examiner in the department of mass media.
Prof. Sunday Alawode, Dean of LASU’s Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, confirmed the death in a message viewed by Qed.ng on Sunday morning.
The note said, “I am compelled to inform you of Professor Muraino Olayiwola OSO’s involvement in a heinous auto accident that claimed his life yesterday, June 24th, 2023.”
“Even as we commiserate with Mummy Oso, the children and his entire family, the Communication family worldwide, the LASU Community, and all others, it’s a rude shock to all of us.”
“Baba, your sudden departure is painful, but we take comfort in knowing that you have gone to be with the Lord.”
“May you rest in peace.”
“Adieu, Baba of the Communication family.”
Oso was born on October 15, 1955, and attended the University of Lagos and the University of Ife, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mass communication and international relations, respectively.
He earned his doctorate from the University of Leicester.
Oso has held positions as dean of the LASU Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, deputy rector at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Ogun State, and dean of students affairs at Caleb University, Imota, Lagos.