Another professor dies in Kano state amid COVID-19 pandemic

Another professor dies in Kano state amid COVID-19 pandemic

- Yet another professor in Kano has died

- Professor Aliyu Danshehu Maiwada died on Saturday, May 16 after a brief illness

- Late Professor Maiwada was a retired lecturer from the Geography Department, Bayero University, Kano

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Another professor in Kano state, Aliyu Danshehu Maiwada, died on Saturday, May 16 after a brief illness.

Prof Maiwada was a retired lecturer from the Geography Department, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences (FEES), Bayero University, Kano.

The deceased was survived by a wife and six children and has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

It is not clear what caused the professor's death, but it comes at a time when Kano state is battling with COVID-19 related deaths.

In his tribute, a former colleague of the deceased, Professor Julius Afolabi Falola, described the Late Maiwada as a quiet, gentle and peace-loving man.

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“I know that whereas you are no more, students and researchers who will read about your modest and valuable contributions to urban geography.

“We can only look up to the Most High, the Almighty and all-knowing God to comfort the Maiwada family, the BUK geography family and, of course, FEES of which he was a part in growing,” he wrote.

A few weeks ago, a professor of mass communication at Bayero University Kano, Balarabe Maikaba, died after a brief illness.

Maikaba was the third professor to have died within two days in the state.

He died a day after Professor Ibrahim Ayagi, the CEO of Hassan Gwarzo School, and Professor Aliyu Umar Dikko of the Physiology department of the same university died.

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Two weeks ago, another prominent professor in the university, Monsuru Emiola died on Wednesday, May 6.

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Until his death that resulted from a brief illness, Emiola was a senior lecturer with the physical and health education department, faculty of education and an indigene of Oyo state.

Days later, a top counsellor in the Kano emirate, Professor Isa Hashim, who was also the Jarman Kano, died after a deteriorating health condition.

Professor Hashim was a retired professor of political science and senior lecturer at Bayero University.

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