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Prof Bright Ekuerhare Dies At 75



Late Prof Bright Ekuerhare

Renowned economist, Professor Bright Ukori Ekuerhare, who retired from active service at Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka has died at age 75.

The death of Prof Ekuerhare was announced on Monday.

Professor Ekuerhare, until his death, was a renowned development economist, a community leader and palace traditional Chief, who contributed immensely to the growth and development of Urhobo land, and Nigeria at large.

Described as a jolly good Professor, Ekuerhare was an economic development lecturer at Bendel State University now Ambrose Alli University.

Later he became the Head of the Department of Economics of the university and finally the Dean of Faculty of Arts.

He also lectured at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID).

Upon the establishment of DELSU, he presented the first inaugural lecture. He rose to become a Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC), Administration of the university.

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Under the administration of former Governor James Ibori, Ekuerhare headed a committee on strategic policy and economic development of Delta State.

Professor Ekuerhare died after a protracted illness.


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