Rev Fr. Fraser, Nigeria’s Longest Serving Missionary, Dies aged 87

Rev Fr. Angus Fraser, the founding principal of Mount Saint Gabriel’s college in Makurdi, Benue State, has died aged 87.

Fraser who is believed to be the longest-serving missionary and teacher in Nigeria, also founded the Via Christi society.

His passing was made known by Fr. Jude Ortese, the chancellor of the diocese in Makurdi.

Rev Fr. Angus Fraser

“I am 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,” NAN quotes Ortese as saying.

Rev Fr. Angus Fraser

Fraser was from the Caribbean Island country otherwise known as Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. He was born on April 8, 1931, and died on Sunday, October 7, while receiving treatment due to a brief illness at Princess Royal Hospital, Farnborough, near Orpington, United Kingdom.

NAN reports that Fraser had received several honours such as the ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’ and also the ‘Best Teacher in Nigeria’. He had been honoured by former United States President, Bill Clinton, as well as former President Olusegun Obasanjo who gave him a National Award of Member, the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR).

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