By; BUHÀRI B. BELLO, Jos
Plateau State Governor, Rt. Honourable Simon Bako Lalong has said that he recieved with shock the death of Director General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Prof. Habu Galadima.
Governor Lalong in a statement said the death of Prof. Galadima is a great loss to his immediate family, NIPSS, Plateau and Nasarawa States, the Nigerian academic community and the entire country.
He 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.
“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 even under the current COVID-19 pandemic. He also did a lot to improve the physical infrastructure of the institution while strengthening the academic experience for all course participants. He will be greatly missed”.
According to him, 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.
Lalong prayed God to grant his soul eternal rest and comfort his family.
Galadima was a Head of department of political science àt the University of Jos in Plàteau State.