The former National President of the National Union of Nigerian Students, Chief Segun Okeowo, has died in Sagamu, Ogun State.
Okeowo was the symbol of the struggle by Nigerian university students in 1978, popularly known as ‘Alli Must Go’.
He died in the early hours of Tuesday, in his residence in Sagamu.
Okeowo was the Chairman, Ogun State Teaching Service Commission between 2003 to 2011.
Former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, in a condolence message, described the late Okeowo as a legendary fighter and a true democrat.
Daniel in a statement by his Media Assistant, Ayo Giwa, and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, expressed grief at Okeowo’s demise.
The former governor said that the late student leader was a legendary freedom fighter who offered himself as a sacrifice in the struggle for the emancipation of Nigerian students, youths and the voiceless masses.
The statement partly reads, “I feel saddened by the death of Chief Segun Okeowo, a man of superior courage and principle. the late Chief Okeowo was a leading light in the fight for the liberation of the oppressed Nigeria students.
“His contributions in the liberation of the Nigerian students and youth were colossal. He is indeed the Mandela of Nigerian Students’ unionism. With the passing of Okeowo, we have lost a true servant of the people and a great liberator.”