Professor A. D. Yahaya, a former President of the Nigerian Political Science Association, died on Saturday and was buried in Abuja, according to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari described the late scholar as a “extraordinary human being, outstanding political scientist who played a role in every constitutional reform carried out by the nation from Independence Day to the present” in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, and made available to DAILY POST on Saturday.
He was an inspiration to many who have distinguished themselves as researchers and administrators as Head of the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Ahmadu Bello University, he added.
“The former Director-General of the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, ASCON, used his grit and persistence to save the institution from deterioration and oblivion,” according to Buhari.
“The late Professor contributed his services to consecutive administrations as an outstanding public policy expert, acting as Political Adviser to a previous President along the way.”
“The eminent Political Scientist made Nigeria and the globe a better place and deserved every bit of his success,” Buhari said.
His death, he claimed, left a great intellectual void in his wake.
The President expressed his condolences to his family, friends, the government, and the people of Kano State.