Rev Fr. Angus Fraser a honorary Vincentian native who resided in Nigeria has passed away at the age of 87.

Rev. Fraser holds the record for being the longest serving teacher and minister in Nigeria, he was recognized for being the founding principal of Mount Saint Gabriel’s college, Makurdi in 1971 and also for being the founder of the Via Christi society. Fraser was given a National Award of Member, Federal Republic of Nigeria, MFR, under the then President Obasanjo’s regime and was honored with the “Lifetime Achievement Awards” by the Former US President, Mr Bill Clinton, as the “Best Teacher in Nigeria, back in 2003. He also bagged the THISDAY prestigious award of the “Longest-serving Principal in Nigeria” in Abeokuta , Ogun in 2013.

Rev. Fraser passed away on the night of October 7, after a brief illness at Princess Royal Hospital, Farnborough, near Orpington, United Kingdom, where he was receiving treatment. The death was made known on Tuesday in a statement in Makurdi. Fr Jude Ortese, chancellor of the diocese, who expressed that 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”.