- Less than 24 hours after the death of the Emir if Rano, another elder statesman has died in Kano
- Isa Hashim's daughter, Dija, disclosed that the 86-year-old died at his home, following a short illness
- According to a family member, Hashim’s health deteriorated following the deaths of some of his childhood friends in quick succession
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Another elder statesman and community leader in Kano state, Isa Hashim, has passed on.
Hashim, who is a retired professor, held the title of Jarman Kano in the Kano emirate council.
Premium Times reports that the 86-year-old died on Sunday, May 3, at his home, following a short illness, according to his daughter, Dija Hashim.
This is coming less than 24 hours after the death of Tafida Abubakar, the emir of Rano in Kano state.
Though details of his ailment were not disclosed, a family member said Mr Hashim’s health deteriorated following the deaths of some of his childhood friends in quick succession.
Hashim was a retired professor of political science, administrator and author. He enrolled into the then Kano Native Authority in 1948 as a first school leaver and rose to the position of a permanent secretary before he retired in 1979.
He joined Bayero University Kano (BUK) when he retired and taught for many years.
Since the news of mass deaths in Kano surfaced, the number of casualties has continued to surge. Hashim's death is the latest among the hundreds reported in Kano.
Legit.ng had also reported about Nasidi Nuhu, a former director of Bayero University Health Services; Yusuf Wakili Yola, a journalist; Ubale Ibrahim, Kannywood actor, who were some of the latest persons to have died in Kano.
The government has, however, said the deaths are not COVID-19 related.
Meanwhile, a former executive secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Usman Yusuf, recently expressed worry over the rising cases of coronavirus in Kano and reports of hundreds of "strange deaths" recorded in the state.
Legit.ng reported that a recent interview with The Sun, Yusuf accused the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, of downplaying the situation in Kano.
According to him, if urgent steps are not taken, Kano will take the whole of Nigeria down with it.
"We are in trouble in Nigeria because if Kano goes down, the whole of Nigeria goes with it, as well as Africa. Kano is already going down, hundreds are dying every day; hundreds are dying every day and there is no solution," the professor stated.
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