Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Governor Ganduje Condoles Bayero University Kano Over Prof Haruna Wakili's Death

The Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has expressed shock over the death of Bayero University, Kano’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Professor Haruna Wakili, who died on Saturday, 20th June, 2020 at the National Hospital, Abuja.

"This shocking death and one of the most difficult to bear, of Professor Haruna Wakili, is not only shocking, but devastating to academia, that is being manifested in true pursuance of knowledge, which characterized the whole life of the deceased," said the Governor.

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary of the Governor, Malam Abba Anwar, quoted the  Governor as saying that, with the demise of Prof. Wakili, History, as a discipline, suffers a setback, particularly talking about decent, disciplined, coherent and promising scholar, at the level of Prof. Wakili, in the country.

"It is therefore with deep sense of sorrow and unbearable feeling of existence of gap, that I, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Governor of Kano state, on behalf of the government and the good people of Kano state, am extending our condolence to the immediate family of our unrelenting and not-lazy Prof. Haruna Wakili over his death.

“I am equally extending the same condolence to Vice Chancellor, university community and students, over this hard-to-forget loss of one of our celebrating Historians in the country.” 

He also extended similar condolence to the government of Jigawa state and the Hadejia Emirate over this demise of an illustrious son, scholar, administrator, researcher, and an embodiment of discipline and patriotism. 

Governor Ganduje enjoined his family and students to copy the exemplary life of the deceased Professor Wakili, reminding that, the late Professor was an icon whose exemplary life was a flagship for many, within and outside the academic circle.

"May Almighty Allah forgive all his wrongdoings and accept all his good deeds. May Allah take good care of what he left behind. May Allah make his hereafter far better than where he exited from, this world," Governor prayed. 

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