President Muhammadu Buhari is saddened to learn of the passing of the first professor of veterinary medicine in Northern Nigeria and a former chairman of Bida local government in Niger state, Prof Shehu Bida.
The President extends heartfelt condolences to the family of Bida, the Government and people of Niger State, the Etsu Nupe and the academic community on the death of one of Nigeria’s leading scholars in the field of sciences.
President Buhari believes that Prof Bida’s pioneering role in sparking the interest of many Nigerians in the field of veterinary medicine, impactful research publications and tenacity for knowledge-sharing, helped in grooming many quality experts in the field at home and beyond.
The President adds that the late professor’s outstanding contributions to the development of science will be long remembered, hoping that his peers in the academic community will build on his legacy.
He prays almighty Allah to forgive the shortcomings of the deceased and grant his family and friends the fortitude to bear the loss.
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)