A professor of Mass Communication at the School of Communication, Lagos State University, Lai Oso, has reportedly pass away. Oso, aged 67, was said to have passed away in an accident which occured on Saturday evening while returning from Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State.
His death was confirmed by the Dean, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, LASU, Professor Sunday Olayinka Alawode in a broadcast message sent to The PUNCH on Sunday morning.
Alawode wrote, “Good morning family. I am constrained to inform us of the involvement of Professor Muraino Olayiwola Oso, (we all fondly called Baba Lai Oso) in a ghastly auto accident which claimed his life yesterday 24th June 2023.
It’s a rude shock to all of us even as we commiserate with Mummy Oso, the children and his entire family, the Communication family worldwide, LASU Community and all others.
Baba, your sudden exit is painful, but we rest in the comfort that you have gone to be with the Lord. Rest in Peace. Adieu Baba of the Communication family.
Prof. Oso, fully named Muraino Olayiwola Oso, obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.
He obtained his masters degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (M.Sc. International Relations) a doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree in Mass Communication as a Federal Government scholar at the University of Leicester, England in 1977.
The LASU don worked as a reporter in Radio and the News Agency of Nigeria and also taught courses in Journalism, Media and Governance, Political Communication, Development Communication and Theory.
In 2011, Oso became the Dean of the school of Communication until 2015.
He was also President, Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria.
Additional Report: Punch