The funeral ceremony of the former President of the Academic Staff
Union of Universities, Prof. Fetus Iyayi, began on Wednesday, in
Benin, Edo State, with a solidarity march by members of the ASUU and
civil society groups.
Members from University of Benin branch of ASUU were joined by
hundreds of their colleagues from University of Ilorin, Ambrose Alli
University, Ekpoma and the Delta State University, Abraka.
Other groups represented included Nigeria Labour Congress, Conference
of Non-Governmental Organisations, Joint Action Front and Parents
Consultative Association of Nigerian Universities, among others.
The march, which began at about 10am, covered five kilometers of walk
to the residence of the late professor of Business Administration, on
Bello Street, off the Benin-Lagos Expressway.
Addressing the people at the residence of the late former ASUU
president, ASUU-UNIBEN chairman, Dr. Tony Monye-Emina, described
Iyayi as one of the country's leading light that had fallen, and a
hero of ASUU struggles.
He said the march was the beginning of activities to mark the home
journey of the late professor.