Benin City, Nigeria – November 8, 2023 – The University of Benin (UNIBEN) community is in mourning following the passing of Professor Charles Salami, the husband of the university’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Lilian Salami.

Professor Charles Salami was a Professor of Management at Delta State University, Asaba campus. He passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2023.

Professor Charles Salami has been described as a highly respected academic, known for his dedication to teaching and research.

A family member, Sylvanus Salami, also confirmed the incident in a social media post.

He wrote: “I’ve kept the tears in for so long that I don’t really remember how to cry anymore. Rest on Prof Charles J. Salami”

As at report time, TOWN CRIER can not ascertain the cause of death, as the family is yet to issue an official statement.

A lecturer who spoke to the TOWN CRIER said, “Prof. was a beloved husband, father, and mentor to many. His passing is a great loss to the academic community and to all who knew him.”

Members of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) community have also been extending their condolences to Professor Lilian Salami and her family.

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