by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Plateau state governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has received with shock the death of Director-General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Prof. Habu Galadima.
A statement, which was signed and issued to newsman in Jos on Sunday by Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, expressed shocked over the death of Prof. Galadima, saying, “This is a great loss to his immediate family, NIPSS, Plateau and Nasarawa states, the Nigerian academic community and the entire country.”
The governor described the late Prof. Galadima as an astute scholar of international repute, administrator and professional, who demonstrated uncommon commitment in carrying out every responsibility he was assigned.
He narrated that, since assuming office over one year ago, Prof. Galadima has injected a fresh impetus in the management of the nation’s apex policy and strategic institution by introducing new concepts that made research seamless,s even under the current COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Lalong, Prof. Galadima also did a lot to improve the physical infrastructure of the institution, while strengthening the academic experience for all course participants, adding that “he will be greatly missed.”
Governor Lalong said, Prof. Galadima over the years contributed a lot to the educational development of Plateau state, having studied and taught at the University of Jos for many years before his appointment as the DG of NIPSS, and prayed God to grant his soul eternal rest and comfort his family.
“Also, on behalf of the Board of Governors, management and staff of the National Institute, we regret to announce the sudden demise of the Director-General/CEO of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Prof Habu Shuaibu Galadima, which occurred this morning, 20th December, 2020, after a brief illness.
“He will be buried according to Islamic rites. (Signed) Brid-Gen CFJ Udaya (rtd), plsc (+) mni, Secretary/Director of Administration, NIPSS.”