President Muhammadu Buhari has voiced sadness over the death of the former chief medical director of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Prof. Abdulhameed Isa Dutse.
President Buhari in a condolence statement in Abuja on Wednesday as released by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, described the deceased as a “colossus in the field of medicine.”
The President said “the demise of Isa Dutse has robbed Nigeria of one of its most outstanding physicians who dedicated themselves to the service of humanity.”
Buhari said: “From the testimony of his colleagues and former students, Isa Dutse was indeed a doctor of remarkable distinction whose contributions to medicine, Nigeria and humanity at large are immeasurable.
“As a former Chief Medical Director of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, the late Professor Isa Dutse had left behind untainted and distinguished record of service, which should be emulated by his colleagues.”
According to the President, “we have lost Isa Dutse at a time his services were greatly needed by the country, and surely he will be badly missed.
Buhari sent condolences to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, the Jigawa State Government and the Nigerian Medical Association over the death of an “outstanding medical doctor”.