Information reaching POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Professor James Nwoye Adichie, father of the renowned novelist, Chimamanda is dead.
According to a family source, the 88-year-old scholar died on Wednesday night after a brief illness. The academia was admitted at the Chira Memorial Hospital in Awkuzu, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State before he died.
The Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) hailed from Abba, Njikoka local government area of Anambra State. Adichie was the first Nigerian Professor of Statistics celebrated his 88th birthday on March 1.
Adichie was a member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) since 1978 and member, Governing Council of (ISI) 1985-1987. The member of the Education Committee (ISI) 1987 became a Professor of Statistics in 1976.