Aruga Joe Omokaro, Lagos
Former governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori said, he received with sadness and a deep sense of personal loss, the passing of Prof Grace Alele-Williams.
Ibori said: “Alele -Williams’ life imparted greatly on mine as she was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin while I was a student there. I remember her as an outstanding woman of integrity and one of those who showed my feet the way to follow”.
In a statement by Mr. Tony Eluemunor, Press Secretary to lbori made available to The SUPREME, the former governor sent his condolences to the Itsekiri nation and Delta State whose histories Alele-Williams decorated with her trail-blazing life; as the first Nigerian woman to earn a PhD in Mathematics and the first female Vice-Chancellor of a Nigerian University.
Ibori said: “I regret her passing even as I thank God for the pace-setting life she lived as a high -achiever”.