Buhari pays tribute to Eskor Toyo, says he was a ‘fearless advocate’

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President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to renowned scholar and elder statesman, Eskor Toyo, describing him as a role model whose guiding principle was to live for the good of less privileged people.

As late ​Mr. ​Toyo is laid to rest tomorrow, Mr. Buhari stated.in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, th​at th​e professor would be long remembered as a fearless advocate who never stopped confronting the problems of social injustice, discrimination and poverty in Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari added that with his tireless efforts and advocacy on many issues central to the prosperity of Nigeria, including social justice, human rights and the war against corruption, Mr. Toyo had left a most worthy and commendable legacy for other patriotic Nigerians to build upon.

The president stated.Mr. Toyo would be eternally honoured and celebrated for his life-long commitment to a better Nigeria and Africa, and as a fountain of knowledge who was a great mentor and role model to his students and admirers.

Mr. Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the Toyo family, the government and people of Akwa Ibom State.

He prays to God to grant Mr. Toyo’s soul eternal rest and comfort his family, friends and admirers.

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