The Abia State University, Uturu, has been plunged into sadness following the death on the same day of three lecturers.
Prof. A. I. Nwabughuogu of the History/International Relations Department, Dr. D. S. Okoroigwe of the Geography/Planning Department, and Dr. Osince Okike of Political Science, according to a university source, all died on Friday.
The causes of their deaths have yet to be ascertained as of press time.
However, according to the source, many of the school’s teachers are struggling financially.
“We are owed more than seven months’ salaries,” he claimed, adding, “the last time (we were paid) was January 2021.”
Dr Victor Nkemdirim, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities at Abia State University, confirmed the three deaths, calling the situation tragic.
Efforts to reach a spokesperson for the varsity, Chijioke Nwogu, proved abortive, as his telephone line did not connect.