The chairman of Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD) Mallam Abidu Yazid has passed on.
The deceased, who was the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the University of Ilorin, died in the early hours of today, 22 September, 2022, the SCDDD said in a statement titled “The loss of an ICON (Mallam Abidu Yazid, OON)”
“With deep regret, the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development announces the death of our Chairman, Mallam Abidu Yazid, which sad event took place in the early hours of today, 22 September, 2022.
“The Centre was privileged to have Malam Abudu Yazid as a founding member of the Board of Directors and finally, its Chairman, spanning over a period of eight years. During this period, he offered his entire resources, both intellectually and physically to the service of the Centre.
“His commitment to public service and simple lifestyle was exemplary. In a clime where opulence and stupendous display of riches is the order of the day, Malam Abidu Yazid was a very simple and modest person.
“We mourn this great Nigerian, a decent, humble, peaceful, deeply knowledgeable statesman and an illustrious son of Africa. We therefore, pray to God to forgive his infractions and reward his good works with Aljanaah Firdaus. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen!,” the statement said.