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Longest serving school Principal and Missionary in Nigeria is dead

Valentine Chinyem



The longest serving teacher and missionary in Nigeria, Very Rev. Fr. Angus Fraser is dead. He was aged 87.

The died on Monday, after a brief illness at Princess Royal Hospital, Farnborough, United Kingdom, where he was receiving treatment.

This was made known in a statement by the Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi, Fr. Jude Ortese.

He said, the decrased was the founding principal of Mount Saint Gabriel’s College, Markudi in 1971. He also founded the Via Christi Society.

In his statement, Ortese said the Catholic Church “was saddened to announce the death of Very Revd Fr Angus Fraser, the founding Principal of Mt St Gabriel’s Secondary School (MSG) Makurdi and founder of Via Christi Society”.

According to NAN, Fraser who bagged the THISDAY award of the ‘Longest Serving Principal in Nigeria’ in Abeokuta in 2013, received a National Award of Member, Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR), in 2003 under the Olusegun Obasanjo-led administration and a ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’ by the former US President, Bill Clinton as the ‘Best Teacher in Nigeria’ in the same year.

The late priest was a teacher to many politicians, technocrats, dons, musicians, and many others at the helm of affairs in Nigeria and abroad.