In every situation, we are enjoined to give thanks to God. I appreciate God for the life lived by my sister and friend, Professor Asagba. I thank God for bringing us together in the department of Psychology. I would say it was not by accident that she was my next door neighbor in the office, for virtually the major part of her stay in the department. This actually afforded the opportunity for our closeness.
She was quite an amiable person, always wearing a smiling face, loves discussing issues, and would always seek opinions in pursuit of any potential challenging course. “ I know I am always disturbing you,” she would always say. It would have been better she is still “disturbing,” than not seeing her again on this planet earth.
She was so close to my family that we always exchanged visits. Visiting her was a plight my children always enjoyed and desired because it would always result in eating food, with large pieces of meat to accompany, ice cream, cakes, cartons of indomie as take-away, and cash gift to top up everything. Certainly, my children will miss her. Every celebration in my family would welcome her presence, again not empty-handed. By her demise, a great family friend has departed.
My prayer is that God will protect and preserve her children and grandchildren and that they learn the great virtues in her.
REST IN PEACE, MY SISTER & FRIEND
PROFESSOR BENJAMIN O. EHIGIE