A former Vice Chancellor of Ibrahim Badamasi Banangida University ( IBBU), Lapai, Niger state, Prof Ibrahim Adamu Kolo is dead.
The renowned Guidance and Counselling professor died in Minna on Saturday after a brief illness at the age of 62.
His remains was interred after a Muslim prayers conducted by the Chief Imam of Minna, Ibrahim Isah Fari at Minna centre Mosque.
The funeral prayers was attended by the Deputy Governor of Niger state Ahmed Mohammed Kesto, the Emir of Minna Alhaji Umar Farouk Bahago, Head of Service Alhaji Yabagi Sule and many top government functionaries.
Professor Kolo was a lecturer at the faculty of Education Bayero University Kano (BUK), and was later appointed as Provost of the Niger State College of Education, Minna between 2001 and 2010. He was also the Vice Chancellor of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University between 2010 and 2015.
Until his death, he was a member, Implementation Committee of the Niger State Teacher’s Professional Development Centre, Mararaban Dandaudu ..
In a condolence message, the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello described the late professor as a thorough breed educationist who left indelible footprints in the education sector in Nigeria.
“Professor Ibrahim Kolo was a thorough-breed professional who committed his entire life to learning, teaching and research. He taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education rising from a classroom teacher to a professor”, Bello said in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace.
He said late Prof Kolo as a committed and passionate educationist who was one of the key drivers of the on-going reforms in education sector embarked upon by this administration.
Late Prof. Kolo hails from Mokwa, Mokwa Local Government Area of Niger State.
He was survived by two wives, children and grandchildren.