Seriki Adinoyi in Jos
Director General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Prof. Habu Galadima, is dead.
Galadima’s death was announced on Sunday afternoon in a short statement by the Secretary and Director of Administration of the institute, General CFJ Udaya, who said Galadima “died this morning after a brief illness.”
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has described Galadima’s death as shocking and a great loss to his immediate family, NIPSS, Plateau and Nasarawa States, the Nigerian academic community and the entire country.
Mourning Galadima, Lalong described him as an astute scholar of international repute, administrator and professional, who demonstrated uncommon commitment in carrying out every responsibility he was assigned.
Lalong said, “Since assuming office over one year ago, Prof. Galadima has injected a fresh impetus in the management of the nation’s apex policy and strategic institution by introducing new concepts that made research seamless even under the current COVID-19 pandemic. He also did a lot to improve the physical infrastructure of the institution while strengthening the academic experience for all course participants. He will be greatly missed”.
Praying God to grant comfort to Galadima’s family, the Governor said the deceased had over the years contributed a lot to the educational development of Plateau State having studied and taught at the University of Jos for many years before his appointment as the DG of NIPSS.