Chimamanda’s father, Professor James Nwoye Adichie, dies

Chimamanda Adichie and her father, Professor James Nwoye Adichie

It’s so hard to take that Chimamanda’s beloved father, Professor James Nwoye Adichie, Nigeria’s first professor of statistics, has joined the ancestors at 88. 

He was admitted at the Chira Memorial Hospital in Awkuzu, Oyi local government area of the State where he died on Wednesday night. 

The Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) hailed from Abba, Njikoka local government area of Anambra State.

The Professor of Statistics celebrated his 88th birthday on March 1.

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.

-Uzor Maxim Uzoatu and Goddy Uwazurike (FB)