Chief James Onanefe Ibori has 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”.

Ibori 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”

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