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Ex-JAMB registrar Abubakar dies at 74



A former Acting Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Dr Saleh Abubakar, has passed away.

Abubakar was 74-years-old.

Confirming the news, a family member of the deceased, Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa, told Tribune that the 74-year-old died at a Kaduna hospital after a protracted illness.

Mijinyawa who is also the Special Adviser to Gov Darius Ishaku on Press Affairs told the publication that the Taraba-born ex-JAMB registrar was resident in Kaduna as of the time of death.

A 1973 graduate of history from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Abubakar was a member of the Nigerian National Constitutional Conference under Gen. Abacha’s regime from 1994 to 1995.

Before joining JAMB in 1996 as Director of Admissions, He was a lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) for 19 years and was also the Chief Executive Officer of the College of Preliminary Studies (CPS) Yola in the defunct Gongola State and later he headed the College of Education, Jalingo, Taraba.

The remains of the deceased who is survived by one wife, 12 children and 11 grandchildren have since been buried in Kaduna in accordance with Islamic Injunctions.

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