A former acting Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Professor Danjuma Maiwada, has died at age 70.
He passed away on Tuesday after a brief illness and has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
His death was announced in a statement released by Dr. Usman Abba Idris of Adult Education department BUK.
The statement read, “Innalillahi wainna ilaihirraji’un. This is to announce the death of Prof. Danjuma Maiwada of the Faculty of Education and former acting Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano.
“Funeral prayer will In Sha Allah take place @ 5:00 pm in BUK Old Campus Central Masjid.
“May Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him Jannatul firdaus. Ameen”
The current VC, Sagir Adamu Abbas, who attended the funeral described Maiwada “as a very simple, kind person, who was committed to his job.”
He also described him as “one of the very best mentors for academics within and outside the university, who was always ready to assist his younger ones.”
Maiwada who hailed from Katsina Local Government Area of Katsina State, served as an acting VC of BUK in 2004.
He spent most of his life in Kano lecturing in the university since 1976 at the Faculty of Education.
In 2015, he also served as an acting Vice Chancellor of Northwest University, Kano now called Yusuf Maitama Sule University.
He was an authority in Adult and Islamic Education and taught a long list of academicians including the current VC of the university, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas.
Maiwada retired from the university this year. On February 10, he delivered his valedictory lecture, an event that was well attended.