Prof. Eskor Toyo dies at 86

Prof. Eskor Toyo

Renowned academic, essayist and human rights activist, Eskor Toyo, is dead.

He died at the age of 86.

Family sources said the octogenarian died on Monday.

Born in Oron, Akwa Ibom State, in 1929, Mr. Toyo, a professor of Economics, was a national trustee of the Academic Staff Union of University for about two decades.

He had his early education in Oron, Lagos and later in Calabar.

Late Toyo was vice president of the Nigerian Economic Society, NES, consultant on economic issues in several Nigerian agencies and the Government of Ghana.


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  • musa aliyu

    Eiyah brains like this were never utilised or were subjected to accept the wrongs of the elites in power

  • Sunday OGUNKANMI

    May the soul of this giant of an intellectual rest in perfect peace. Esker was one of the authentic and recognisable faces of South-South until the clueless and his band of mediocres emerged to give the region a very bad name. To live in the hearts of those who love us is not to die.

  • Ebaah Odibo

    Exit of an intellectual giant. Disciplinarian that taught and believe that discipline; especially financial discipline, should state with self. Huge loss to people of Oro Nation. Very sad!!

  • Rommel

    Very solid individual,I never knew he was still around,adieu heavy man!

  • Otile

    May his soul rest in peace.

  • PolyGon2013

    May his soul rest in peace.

  • never mind

    I learned a lot from this giant but humble man, may your soul rest in peace.