Ex CRUTECH VC, Professor Braide Buries Husband

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By Frank Edima/Jonathan Ugbal

Remains of Late Professor Braide lying in state during the church service in Calabar and a picture of the late educationist
Remains of Late Professor Braide lying in state during the church service in Calabar today and a picture of the late educationist

The former Vice Chancellor of the Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH, Professor Ekanem Braide today buried the remains of her late husband, Professor Victor Bowerson-Chase Braide in Calabar.

Professor Braide who is currently the pioneer Pro Chancellor, Federal University Lafia got married to the late Professor Victor Braide in 1969 in a marriage that is blessed with two children, Pamela and Robert Braide.

The deceased who studied veterinary medicine, CrossRiverWatch gathered, followed in the footsteps of his mother as a career educationist and administrator and rose to the rank of a Professor of Pharmacology.

A patron of the Kalabari Kobiri Ogbo in Calabar till his death, Professor Braide served in different capacities throughout a career which saw him travel the length and breadth of Nigeria as well as outside the country in Cornell University, Ithaca, New York where he trained alongside is wife.

The late Professor Braide who hails from Degema local government area of Rivers state died after a protracted illness on January 28, 2014 aged 74 and was today buried according to the rites of the Anglican Communion.

Wife of the deceased and Ex CRUTECH VC, Professor Ekanem Braide and daughter, Pamela Braide during the church service in Calabar today
Wife of the deceased and Ex CRUTECH VC, Professor Ekanem Braide and daughter, Pamela Braide during the church service in Calabar today

A funeral service was held in his honor earlier at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Calabar with family, friends, well wishers and colleagues in the academia in attendance.

His remains have since been buried at the Hawkins cemetery in Calabar.

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