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Remembering Late Prof. ISHAYA AUDU: The legacy of Selfless Service

Late Professor Ishaya Sha’aibu Audu, who made momentous contributions to humanity in academics, medicine and politics. He was born was born march 1st 1927 at anchau a small town close to Zaria in Kaduna state, He was the personal physician to sir Ahmadu bello and He immerged as the first professor from the northern part of Nigeria.

A Reverend and the founder of charity and faith mission inc., that served Nigeria as Minister of External Affairs, also at the university of Lagos he lectured internal medicine before he was promoted to Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, ABU in 1966 and the longest served VC with the period of 9 years and is believed by many to be the most successful VC thus far in ABU Zaria.

Here are the list of schools he attended in his lifetime and career in academia.

  • St. Bartholomew’s School in Wusasa
  • Yaba Higher College, lagos
  • University College,Ibadan (renamed University of Ibadan) (1948)
  • University of London (England) (1951 – 1954)
  • University of Liverpool (England) (1958)
  • Politician (1979 presidential Election) the first ever vice president in Nigeria People’s Party (NPN)
  • Internal Medicine at the University of Lagos (1962)
  • Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University (1966 – 1975).
  • associate research professor at the University of Rochester, New York (1964 until 1968)
  • founder of charity and faith mission inc.

In 1958 he got married to his beautiful wife  Victoria Abosede Ohiorhenuan an indigene of  Edo state west, Ozalla, Owan which they are blessed with six children.

Professor Audu was detained for a year after the shagari’s government have been overthrowed by Gen. Mohamadu Buhari government in 1983.

After he was released he came back to zaria and started private practice at savanah polyclinic located at samaru.

Professor ishaya died in the second half of 2005 (August 29) in the united states, And at the age of 78 years while with his son. Under his leadership and mentorship At Ahmadu Bello university zaria, the university became more of a success due to his huge achievements.

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