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Alhaji Kudu Mohammed Iliyasu

Alhaji Kudu Mohammed Iliyasu, 60, pharmacist and civil servant, has died. Born in Bida, he was educated in Nigeria and abroad. He obtained MBA and B.sc degrees in Ghana and Nigeria respectively. He attended the following schools: South Primary School, Bida (1963-1969); Government College, Bida (1970-1974); School of Basic Studies, ABU, Zaria (1974-1975); Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1975-1978); University of Benin, Benin City, (1985, 1990); and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Green Hill, Accra (1994). He started work as pharmaceutical inspector with Niger State Ministry of Health in 1980, and later became pharmacist in charge of the General Hospitals at Kagara and Kontagora, at different times, and at Pharmaceutical Inspectorate Unit of the state Ministry of Health and the Central Medical Stores between 1984 and 1987. In 1987, he became the Assistant Head of Pharmaceutical Services with Niger State Health Services Management Board and in later years became the Deputy Director, Pharmaceutical Services in the state Ministry of Health. He was an activist in the drug war, serving as the Secretary, Niger State Task Force on Counterfeit and Fake Drugs and later moved upstairs as the Chairman of the same body in 1999. Before his death, he was Director, Pharmaceutical Services, Niger Sate Hospitals Management Board, Minna.

He was a sports aficionado, keenly interested in swimming, playing table tennis, badminton, and watching football. He also loved reading.

He was married and blessed with children.

By Ndama Abubakar