Professor James Nwoye Adichie, the father of Nigeria’s award winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie has died. He was 88 years old.
According to a statement by Chucks Adichie, made on behalf of the family, the late professor, passed on on Wednesday June 10, 2020. funeral arrangements will be announced in due course. Cause of death was not revealed.
The statement said upon his retirement, the late Prof Adichie, lived in his hometown, Abba, Njikoka Local Government Area, Anambra State, until his death.
He recieved his PhD in statistics from Berkeley and went on to become Nigeria’s first professor of statistics. His dedicated life’s work was at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he was named professor emeritus in 2016. Upon his retirement, he lived in his hometown, Abba, Njikoka Local Government Area, Anambra State
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie; their six children: Ijeoma, Uchenna, Chuks, Okechukwu, Chimamanda and Kenechukwu; as well as nine grandchildren, in-laws and many relatives.