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NCGF mourns Adisa’s death

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The Nigeria Christian Graduate Fellowship (NCGF) has announced the death of the immediate past National President of NCGF, Prof. Charles Adeyinka Adisa, who passed on at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu in December.

Adisa served as president of the Aba chapter between 2004-2008 and chairman of Aba zone (made up of the southeast states) from 2009-2012. He was elected National President in August 2016 for a single three-year tenure, but his tenure was extended by one year on account of his exemplary performance and the consolidation of some of the activities of his executive team. He handed it over successfully in August 2020.

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According to the current President of the body, Prof. Chuks Eboka, Adisa’s tenure as national president brought more dynamism, visibility, and recognition to the fellowship. Under him, NCGF became a strong voice in the nation’s politics and governance and a dependable partner with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the handling of critical national issues.

Adisa was a member of, Board of Trustees of the Africa Vision Tract House Society, the missionary arm of NCGF; member, Board of Directors, Great Africa Vision Printing Press Limited and member of the Medical Committee of the fellowship’s Medical Mission, through which medical care is provided for communities at no cost to them. He led the surgical team, which carried out several surgeries, saving lives in the process.

Adisa, who was born on January 5, 1965, studied Medicine and Surgery at the University of Ibadan. He was a distinguished consultant surgeon, member of several professional bodies, widely-published researcher with interest in oncology, and professor of surgery at the Abia State University/Abia State University Teaching Hospital, where he served as Dean of Medicine and Head of the Department of Surgery.

He is survived by his wife, Chizoba, children, father, relations and numerous Christian brothers and sisters.

“The exit of Prof. Adisa is a great loss, not only to his family, but to the church and the nation. But the fellowship is thankful to God for his enduring legacies. Arrangements for his burial will be announced later,” Eboka said.

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