Unilorin Pro-Chancellor Dies Weeks After Announcing VC Designate


Exactly two weeks after he announced the Vice-chancellor Designate, of the University of Ilorin, Professor Wahab Olasupo Egbewole, the Pro-Chancellor, Mallam Abidu Rafindadi Yazid passed on in the early hours of Thursday.

The sad occurrence was announced by the institution’s Registrar and Secretary to the Governing Council, Dr Folaranmi M. Olowoleni, in a memo to the University community on Thursday, 22nd September 2022.

Dr Olowoleni’s statement reads, “This is to formally notify you of the sudden demise of our beloved Council Chairman, Mallam Abidu Rafindadi Yazid, OON, which sad event occurred in the early hours of today, Thursday, 22nd September 2022.

“We pray to God for the repose of his soul and also pray to God to grant him eternal rest. May God forgive his shortcomings and admit him into Aljannah Firdaous.

“The University Community condoles with the family, the Katsina Emirate, the Katsina State Government and the entire people of Katsina State. We pray God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”.


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