President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of ex civilian Governor of the old Sokoto State, Dr. Garba Nadama.
Buhari revealed this in a recent statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to him, Nadama’s death is very sad because he was a great historian whose PhD thesis is still a source of reference for many students and researchers in Nigeria.
He added that the deceased rose to the pinnacle of academic excellence via sheer hard work and passion for knowledge.
His words, “I am saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Garba Nadama, a great historian whose PhD thesis is still a source of reference for many students and researchers in the country.”
“The former Sokoto State Governor, during the second republic, achieved academic distinction in the 70s when only fewer people had a PhD.
“He rose to the pinnacle of academic excellence through sheer hard work and passion for knowledge, and I believe today’s students should aspire to build on the records of great scholars like Garba Nadama.”