The Rector of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo State, Dr Momodu Jimah, has passed on.

According to News Agency of Nigeria he passed on Friday night at exactly 7pm.

The development was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of Auchi Polytechnic, Mr Mustapha Oshiobugie, in a telephone interview.

Oshiobugie said, “The institution is mourning following the demise of her rector who passed away on Friday at 7.00pm after a brief illness.”

“His remains will be committed to mother earth today Saturday at 10 am according to Islamic rites.”