Renowned writer, Chimamanda Adichie loses dad
World-renowned novelist, Chimamanda Adichie is bereaved.
Her father, Nigeria’s first professor of statistics, Professor James Nwoye Adichie, died yesterday, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. He was aged 88.
His death comes exactly three months and 10 days after celebrating his 88th birthday on March 1.
Adichie, who until his death lived at Nsukka, where he retired after teaching at the Nigeria’s foremost university, the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), reportedly died at the Chira Memorial Hospital in Awkuzu, Oyi local government area of the State, where he was admitted after taken ill.
The erudite scholar who hailed from Abba, Njikoka local government area of Anambra State, was a member of International Statistical Institute (ISI) since 1978 and member, Governing Council of (ISI) 1985-1987 and also member of Education Committee (ISI) 1987 became a Professor of Statistics in 1976.