President Buhari mourns ex-VC of 3 Nigerian universities

President Muhammadu Buhari

By DAVID IORJA, Abuja –

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the academia over the passing of renowned historian and former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Abdullahi Mahdi.

President Buhari in his condolence message issued by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, also condoled with family members, friends and professional associates of the former vice-chancellor of Gombe State University.

Pioneer Vice Chancellor of Gombe State University (GSU), Prof. Abdullahi Mahadi.

Late Mahdi was also former vice-chancellor of Gombe State University of Science and Technology.

President Buhari noted that Mahdi’s contributions to educational development in the country would always be remembered.

According to him, the visionary, transformational and impactful leadership skills of the scholar, researcher and administrator remains a testimony for posterity, particularly his passion for creating an enabling environment for academics.

President Buhari prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed academic.

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