Tears as Nigerian Student Dies A Day After Arriving United Kingdom For MSc Programme

Tears as Nigerian Student Dies A Day After Arriving United Kingdom For MSc Programme

  • Tragedy struck the Nigerian community in the United Kingdom as a fellow countryman died a day after arriving in the country
  • The deceased, Saheed Wahab died on Tuesday, January 16 after arriving to start his MSc programme at the Teesside University
  • A call for financial support and donations towards his burial in the UK has been made with the permission of his family members.

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering basic and tertiary education in Nigeria and worldwide.

Teesside, United Kingdom - Saheed Wahab, a Nigerian student at Teesside University died a day after arriving in the United Kingdom.

Wahab had travelled to the UK to commence his MSc programme when the unfortunate incident happened on Tuesday, January 16 in Teesside.

Nigerian student dies a day after arriving UK
Nigerian Student dies in UK a day after arriving for MSc programme at Teesside University Photo Credit: In Pictures Ltd./Corbis. Note: Photos used for illustration purpose only
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A political analyst, Oluomo of Derby, disclosed this via his X page (formerly known as Twitter) @Oluomoofderby, on Wednesday, January 24.

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Oluomo of Derby said the deceased’s wife and family members in Nigeria have been informed about the tragic incident.

He added that they permitted them to arrange a funeral service for the deceased in the United Kingdom.

He called on Nigerians for financial support and donations towards his burial.

Oluomo noted that the Ilorin Emirate Development Forum UK, Nigerian Society and Teesside University are working closely with his wife and other family members.

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According to her, the young man died overnight after arriving in Ukraine to school. She said that when Fadlullah got to his accommodation at Lviv Polytechnic National University, he never liked the room he was given.

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Burial of late London-bound Nigerian student

The family of the young lady, Remilekun Toyosi Meshioye, 41, a Nigerian citizen who died aboard Egypt Air in Cairo on her way to London for studies, confirmed and announced burial plans with the repatriation of the body to Lagos on Wednesday, October 18, 2023.

The head of media, public relations and protocols of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abdur-Rahman Balogun, made this disclosure in a statement via their official X page.

Source: Legit.ng

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