The management of Skyline University Nigeria, being led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sudhakar Kota has paid a condolence visit to Bayero University Kano (BUK), on Wednesday, 1st July 2020, to commiserate with the university over the death of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC)-Administration, Professor Haruna Wakili, describing his death as a great loss to the academia. The Vice-Chancellor was accompanied by the Registrar, Mr. Firoj Kumar Rauta, the Librarian, Mr. Kabiru Danladi Garba, and the Head of Corporate Affairs, Engineer Bashir Garba.
While speaking during the visit, Professor Kota on behalf of the management of Skyline University Nigeria, expressed sadness over the demise, stressing that death is inevitable and is a call everyone would answer someday. “Professor Haruna Wakili played a vital role in the formation of SUN, where he served in many committees and at some point served as the Chairman of the BUK-SUN Mentoring Committee. We are indeed pained by his death”, the Vice-Chancellor added.
According to Prof. Kota, the late Professor Wakili was instrumental in making SUN what it is today. “We shall never forget his contributions which are very fundamental to our existence. He was a man of honor, dedication and commitment to the development and growth of education. He was always ready to give his contributions to the development of the education sector. On behalf of members of the Skyline University Nigeria Board of Trustees (BOT), Governing Council, Senate, Management, Staff and Students of Skyline University Nigeria, we express our sympathy to the family”, he expressed.
In his response, the Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University Kano, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, appreciated the Management of SUN for finding time to commiserate with the family and the BUK's management, during their time of grief. “The late Professor Haruna Wakili would forever be remembered for his commitment and patriotism in the discharge of his assigned responsibilities,” The BUK VC stated.
Professor Yahuza expressed that the late Professor Haruna Wakili was a great gentlemen and the whole university felt the painful loss. "We will convey the message to his family members and we will continue to pray to Allah to have mercy and compassion on the soul of", he added.