By Suoyo Ekubo
The remains of the Pioneer Registrar of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology now Rivers State University (RSU) late Elder (Chief) Markson B. Mieyebo, was committed to mother earth at his home town Bomadi, Delta State, on Saturday 25th November 2023.
Friends, well wishers, and Alumni Association of RSU joined the Family, as they bid final farewell to the seasoned administrator, Elder (Chief) Markson B. Mieyebo.
Aged 81, Elder (Chief) Markson B. Mieyebo, served as a Pioneer substantive Registrar of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology now Rivers State University RSU, position he held from 1987-2001. He was a member of the west African examination Council (WAEC) for 8 years. During which he attended annual council and committee meetings at Freetown Sierra Leone, Ghana Liberia, Gambia, also in Lagos Nigeria. Elder Mieyebo visited universities which enabled him to have a comparative experience of Eastern/Western European American approaches to University Administration. He was appointed the Pioneer director of administration and finance at the National biotechnology development agency (NABDA) by the then president Obasanjo in 2001. NABDA in 2004, established Bio-resources centers in the six Geo political zones of the country.
His demise is also a great loss for the academia especially, the RSU. In the course of his final passage, the Vice Chancellor of RSU Professor Nlerum Sunday Okogbule, eulogised late Elder Markson Mieyebo and highlighted Mieyebo’s indelible contribution to the University as Registrar and even after his retirement.
Family, friends and well-wishers who admired him, described him as a man who feared God, a disciplinarian, a loving father, man of integrity and genuineness with a heart of gold. Late Elder Markson B. Mieyebo is survived by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and in-laws.