The Bauchi State first Neurosurgery Professor, Abdu Ibrahim has been confirmed dead.
Wakadaily gathered that Abdu died on Thursday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, after a protracted illness.
The State Governor, Bala Mohammed, in a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mukhtar Gidado, commiserated with the family.
Gov Bola said the deceased contributed immensely to the development of the health sector in Bauchi.
The message read: “The late Professor Abdu Ibrahim will greatly be remembered by the citizens of the State because of his dogged commitment and enormous contributions in the area of the healthcare delivery system since the creation of Bauchi State.
“As the first Professor of Neurosurgery in Bauchi State, the late Professor Abdu Ibrahim was a nationalist, a public health care icon. His death is a monumental loss to the entire nation.
“Governor Bala Mohammed, on behalf of his family, the government and the good people of Bauchi State, expresses his deep condolences to members of his immediate family, friends, colleagues, associates and the entire people of Bauchi State.
“He prayed that Allah would bless him with Aljanna firdaus and grant his family and the entire citizens of Bauchi State the fortitude to bear the loss.”