Late Prof James Nwoye Adichie
Late Prof Adichie

By OBINNA EZUGWU

Father of Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Professor James Nwoye Adichie has died, aged 88.

The Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) passed on on Wednesday night according to family sources.

He was admitted at the Chira Memorial Hospital in Awkuzu, Oyi local government area of Anambra State. He hailed from Abba, Njikoka local government area of the State.

Prof Adichie was the first Nigerian Professor of Statistics and a member of International Statistical Institute (ISI) since 1978 and member, Governing Council of (ISI) 1985-1987.

He was also a member of Education Committee (ISI) and became a Professor of Statistics in 1976.