The passing of a titan in our time
Our deepest condolences to you, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie upon the passing of your great father.
Professor James Nwoye Adichie was the first Emeritus Professor (Prof) of Statistics and Mathematics at the University of Nsukka (UNN).
I happened to meet him 1984, when i was at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State. Our sincere sympathies to you and your family.
Indeed, your Father was:
The Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) hailed from Abba, Njikoka local government area of Anambra State. Prof Adichie was a member of International Statistical Institute (ISI) since 1978 and member, Governing Council of (ISI) 1985-1987. The member of Education Committee (ISI) 1987 became a Professor of Statistics in 1976. He had been living in Nsukka since he retired.
May you and your entire family receive the strength to bear this loss of a titan of our lifetime. As you and your family grieve, I am consoling you with this Igbo addage, “Nwa kwaa nna ya.”
Adieu Prof. Adichie
@ Dr. Anizoba Tagbo