Eskor Toyo dies at 85
RENOWNED Professor of Economics at the University of Calabar and Marxist, Prof. Eskor Toyo is dead.
He died at about 7.30 p.m on Monday at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital. Toyo had suffered from series of strokes for the past two years before he finally died at the age of 85.
A comrade, Dr. Edwin Madunagu and his wife who were with him at his last moment, lamented the departure of a revolutionary, socialist and a profound intellectual.
Madunagu said, “Prof. Eskor Toyo, belonged to a biological family but his primary family was the working people of Nigeria and the masses. During the course of his struggle for the oppressed, he suffered series of strokes that lead to his untimely death.
“Everybody who dies will be leaving his family behind, but beyond his family and constituencies is the Socialist National Movement, a constituent that has lost a giant,” he agonized.
Before his death Prof. Eskor Toyo was a member of ASUU Trustees and a leading member of the Socialist Patriots of Nigeria (SPN).