President Bola Tinubu on Monday, expressed sorrow over the death of a Nigerian Emeritus Professor, Umaru Shehu CFR.
Tinubu in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, described the death of Prof. Shehu as a big blow to the country, noting that his passage has closed a glorious chapter of illustrious service to Nigeria, Nigerians and humanity as as whole.
According to the President, the late Professor stood tall as a giant, among his contemporaries, a legendary generation of pioneering indigenous professionals in Nigeria.
Born in 1930 in Maiduguri, Borno State, the nonagenarian was 92 when he passed away.
The pioneer educationist and legendary academics was born in Maiduguri, in 1930.
The renowned Professor trained at the now-defunct University College-Ibadan, the University of Liverpool and the University of London, among others.
Mourning his passing, Tinubu said: “Emeritus Professor Shehu was a giant, even among that legendary generation of pioneering indigenous professionals in our country, and the story of his life is saturated with many first, golden steps across the realms of medical practice, school administration, and humanitarian services.
“The renowned Professor of Medicine has always served Nigeria meritoriously and bestowed on all Nigerians a sense of pride with his indelible breakthroughs and innovative approaches to the administration of health and medical education around the world. Nigeria was indeed blessed to have him as both a patriotic son and a worthy global representative in his fields of endeavour.