Ex-Senate President, Joseph Wayas, dies in London, aged 80

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A former President of the Senate, in the Secobd Republic, Joseph Wayas, is dead.

He died in a London Hospital in the early Hours of Thursday.

He had, according to sundry media reports, been in London Hospital for months, receiving medical care.

Wayas waa born on 21 May 1941 and served as Nigeria’s third Senate President during the Nigerian Second Republic (1979–1983).

He was born in Basang, Obudu, Cross River State and attended the Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha.

He went to the United Kingdom where he studied at the Higher Tottenham Technical College, London, the West Bronwich College of Commerce, Science and Technology, Birmingham and Aston University, Birmingham.

Returning to Nigeria, he worked as a manager or controller from 1960-1969 for several companies in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

Wayas was a member of the Society of International Affairs at the Lincoln University, United States.