A prominent Nigerian pharmacist, Dahiru Wali, has died at the age of 85.
A family source, Salahudeen Wali, told DAILY NIGERIAN that the patriarch died in Kaduna on Thursday night.
According to him, the deceased will be buried in Kaduna on Friday morning.
In a July 22, 2018 tribute, President Muhammadu Buhari had eulogised the renowned pharmacist, saying he recorded many years of achievements and recognitions for his contributions to knowledge and an extensive practice to ensure a healthy country.
The president had also commended the exceptional brilliance of the pharmacist, whose training predated the Nigerian independence.
He noted that Wali had maintained a rising influence in his field by working for a long period and setting up a pharmacy, Tsamiya, since the 70’s that had continued to cater for many with quality drugs.
“The legacy of being your brothers’ keeper which Wali instituted with the community pharmacy will become the hallmark of pharmaceutical practice in the country, with stronger focus on providing quality health care and safe guarding the lives of the people,” he added.