The death has been announced of Mrs. Theresa Nkiri Salami nee Ayomoh of Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.
Mrs. Salami, who was visiting her children in the United States, fell ill and was hospitalised but died rather suddenly about two weeks before her 71st birthday towards the end of August 2010.
Born to George and Victoria Ayomoh of Blessed Memory, at Kano where she lived at Niger Road, in Sabon Gari in the former geographic Northern Nigeria (now Kano State), she attended the Ibo Union School, Sabon Gari, Kano and Teachers’ Training College,Ubiaja, Edo State and the University of Wales, Cardiff, Gwent, Wales in the United Kingdom.
Beginning with the Catholic Modern School in Abavo in the Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State where she first taught; she also taught at Charles Burr Primary School, Agbor, Ika South, (Delta State) before moving to Emotan Private School, Benin City, Capital of Edo State.
She became Headmistress at Ebenezer Primary School, also in Benin City before transferring to St. Maria Goretti Girls Secondary School, also in Benin City as Tutor.
Following the creation of Delta State, she was Principal of Ime-Obi Secondary School, Agbor, Ika South, Delta State, until she retired.
A foremost educationist, Mrs. Salami was a Member of the Governing Council of the Delta State University in Abraka.
Married to the late Dr. Anthony Salami, retired Permanent Secretary in the former Bendel State of Nigeria, Mrs. Salami, who was a devout Catholic, is survived by seven children, Peter,Thomas, Anthonia, Uche, Solomon, Koko and Judith and seven grandchildren, including Six-year old Melekwe Ebite who she did not see.
Other mourners include her Octogenarian Aunt, Kwamu Ogbomoh, brothers, Eric, Godwin and Gabriel and sisters, Josephine Ndobu, Eunice Ideh, Felicia Iweka, Esther Ohumagho, cousins, nephews, nieces, In-laws and numerous young relatives.
Burial arrangements would be announced by the family.