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Former BUK VC, Professor Ibrahim Umar, dies

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A former vice-chancellor of Bayero University, Kano and ontime sole administrator of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Professor Ibrahim Umar, has died.

Family sources confirmed the death to DAILY NIGERIAN, saying the professor emeritus died in Kano on Monday.

The late professor, who was the first Nigerian academic to teach Physics at BUK in 1976, became the vice chancellor of the university from 1979 to 1986.

During his tenure, the new site of the university recorded major infrastructural developments, comprising the administrative and academic building, students’ hostels, junior and senior staff quarters and a road network.

In 1978, he served on the national constitutional assembly that drafted the constitution of the 2nd Republic, and represented Nigeria at the Executive Assembly of the World Energy Council from 1990.

He was also a member of the Nigerian delegation to the International Atomic Energy Agency (International Atomic Energy Agency) General Conference from 1989 and was appointed Director-General of the Energy Commission of Nigeria in 1989.

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