Abdu Ibrahim, Bauchi State’s first Neurosurgery Professor, has died.
After a long illness, he died on Thursday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital in Bauchi.
Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed, who is now on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, expressed condolences to the late professor’s family, friends, and acquaintances.
He also called his death a “monumental loss” for not just his immediate family but also for Bauchi State and the country as a whole.
The governor, in a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mukhtar Gidado, which he made available to journalists on Friday, said the deceased contributed immensely to the development of the health sector in Bauchi.
Gidado, in a statement, said, “The late Professor Abdu Ibrahim will greatly be remembered by the citizens of the State because of his dogged commitment and enormous contributions in the area of the healthcare delivery system since the creation of Bauchi State.
“As the first Professor of Neurosurgery in Bauchi State, the late Professor Abdu Ibrahim was a nationalist and a public health care icon. His death is a monumental loss to the entire nation.
“Governor Bala Mohammed, on behalf of his family, the government, and the good people of Bauchi State, expresses his deep condolences to members of his immediate family, friends, colleagues, associates, and the entire people of Bauchi State.
“He prayed that Allah would bless him with Aljanna firdaus and grant his family and the entire citizens of Bauchi State the fortitude to bear the loss.”