OPARAH (LEFT) WITH OGBODO IN NOV. 2015. Courtesy: Wilberforce.com.ng
A lecturer in the department of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, between the late 1970s and the early 1990s, Mr Titus Nnamukwu Ogbodo, has died at the age of 83.
One of his former students, Mr Emeka Oparah, a director at Airtel, reported on his death in a tribute on Facebook. A paragraph from his tribute: “Titus Nwa Ogbodo, you were a good man. Now, go and rest in peace in the bosom of the Lord. I noticed you were holding on strong to your rosary – from the video I saw of you hours before your passing. So, Jesus and his mother, Mary, and his father, Joseph, and my father, Ethelbert Oparah, are waiting at the gate of heaven to usher you in – if they haven’t done so already.”
Mr Oparah, who graduated at the top of his class in 1990, had visited his former teacher last November in Nsukka, and was in touch with his family until he breathed his last on Tuesday.
“TN”, as he was popularly called by his students, studied Mass Communication at the same UNN — he graduated with Second Class, Upper, in 1974 — before going to the University of Chicago for his Master’s degree in Print Journalism.
The late Mr Ogbodo left behind a wife and many children including Steve, his first son.