The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Bayero University, Kano, Professor Haruna Wakili is dead. He kicked the bucket at the age of 60 years.
The University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello verified that the deaths in an announcement by its Secretary, Information and Publication, Comrade Lamara Garba.
He said that the deceased kicked the bucket on Saturday morning at the National Hospital, Abuja after a protracted syndrome and the funeral prayer will be done in his home town, Hadejia in Jigawa State, tomorrow Sunday, 21st June 2020 at 9:00 am at the Emir’s Palace.
According to the declaration, “The Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the committee, the Senate, Management, staff and students of the University wishes to express heartfelt consolations to the members of his instantaneous family, the Emir of Hadejia, government and the people of Jigawa State and the entire members of the university society on this great loss.
“The late Professor Wakili was a one-time Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in Jigawa State (2009-2015) and also a Director of the University’s Centre for Democratic Studies (Mambayya House), before his appointment as DVC (Administration) in 2018.
“Professor Haruna Wakili was born in June 1960 at Rumfa Quarters of Hadejia community in Jigawa State. He gave attention to Government Teachers Collage Dutse where he attained his Grade II Certificate in 1980.
“He proceeded to Bayero University, Kano for his degree programme which he finished in 1985 and originated as the best graduating student in history, thereby winning the Professor M.A Al-Hajj dedicatory prize and also received the Professor Michael Crowder prize for the best succeeding student in modern history.
“Professor Haruna Wakili got his Masters Degree in History in 1989 from the same University and his PhD in History in 1998. In 2004, he went to the New York University in USA for a diploma in American History.
“He enlisted the assistance of the University on 14th June 1990 as an Assistant Lecturer at the History
Bureau. Professor Wakili, until his authorization as Commissioner, was the Head of Department of History of the Bayero University.
“He was on record the only one to serve twice (at several times) as Director Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Studies, Mambayya House, Bayero University Kano.
“He was elected Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration on 4th October 2018.
“He has several journals to his credit. He co-authored some and edited many others as well as made
many demonstrations at conferences and seminars.
“His doctoral theory was on the manifestation of riots and rebellions in Kano-Nigeria.
“He had done substantial work on ethnoreligious and coordinated conflicts in North-western Nigeria,” the affidavit however reads.