The Abia State University, Uturu has been thrown into mourning after the death of three lecturers of the Institution, who were reported to have died on same day.
According to a source within the University, the lecturers, Prof. A.I Nwabughuogu of History/International Relations Department, Dr D. S. Okoroigwe of Geography/Planning Department and Dr Osince Okike of Political Science, all died on Friday.
Meanwhile, the causes of their deaths have yet to be ascertained as of press time.
However, the source noted that many lecturers in the school were going through economic hardship.
He said, “We are being owed more than seven months’ salaries; the last time (we were paid) was January 2021.”
While confirming the incident, the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Abia State University, Dr. Victor Nkemdirim confirmed the three deaths, describing the situation as unfortunate.
Also, efforts to speak with the University spokesperson, Chijioke Nwogu, proved abortive, as his telephone line did not connect, and a text message sent to him, is yet to be replied as of the time of writing this report.