The death has occurred of Dr. Isiaku Aliyu Dalaji, aged 57.
In a statement yesterday by the Dallaji family of Wornu, Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State, and made available to the press, Dr. Dallaji died after a brief illness.
The statement signed on behalf of the family by his brother and founder of the non-governmental organisation, the African Children Talent Discovery Foundation (ACTDF), Engr. Noah Dallaji, the deceased was until his death a lecturer at the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studiess (NIPSS), Kuru, near Jos.
In a tribute to his late brother, the ACTDF boss reminisced on the fact that life is short but that the family was consoled by the dignified life the late Dr. Dallaji lived as a role model.
He stated,:”In all of this, I begin to reevaluate this life to reconnect with the reality that life is indeed short and must be lived for a purpose.
“It is in this context that I can also relive the good life my brother lived, a life of purpose and benevolence, a life of scholarship and dignity, a life of dedication to worthy causes and a life of peaceful co-existence with felllow beings”
The remains of the departed academic will be laid to rest on Saturday April 10 at Wurno, Tafawa Balewa LGA, Bauchi State.