THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE
CONFAB LOSES ANOTHER DELEGATE
Published August 2nd, 2014
The Secretariat of the National Conference on Saturday
morning received with great grief the sad news of the demise of Professor
Muhammad Nur Alkali, who was one of the six delegates representing the Supreme
Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) at the 2014 National Conference in Abuja.
Professor Alkali died in his residence in Maiduguri on the night of Friday,
August 1, 2014. He was 68 years old.
A Professor of History and two-term Vice Chancellor of the University of
Maiduguri (1985 – 1992), the late Alkali was Director General of the Nigeria
Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) and Chairman, Presidential
Advisory Committee under the administration of General Sani Abacha. More
recently, he was a member of the Committee on Insecurity in the North East (The
Boko Haram Committee) .
He will be buried later today, Saturday, August 2, 2014, in
Conference Chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi, GCON, feels deeply
distressed by this sad development and on behalf of the
Conference Secretariat and Delegates, has expressed his deep
condolences to the family of the late Professor, and the Supreme
Council for Islamic Affairs, the platform which Alkali
represented at the Conference. Justice Kutigi prays the Almighty
receives his spirit and grants his soul sweet repose.