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Kano elder statesman, Isa Hashim is dead

Barely 24 hours after the death of Tafida Abubakar, the emir of Rano in Kano State, the death of an elder statesman and community leader Isa Hasim has been announced.

Isa Hashim, a retired professor who held the title of Jarman Kano in the Kano emirate council, died during the week according to a family member.

The 86-year-old died at his home, following a short illness, his daughter, Dija Hashim said.

Though details of his ailment were not disclose but a family member said Hashim’s health was worsen following the deaths of some of his childhood friends in quick succession.

Mr Hashim was a retired professor of political science, administrator and author.

He enrolled into the then Kano Native Authority in 1948 as a first school leaver and rose to the position of a permanent secretary before he retired in 1979.

Upon his retirement, he joined Bayero University Kano (BUK) where he taught for many years.

Mr Hashim’s death is the latest among increasing deaths of the elderly in Kano.

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