Kwara university deputy bursar dies

By Mosunmola Ayobami,Ilorin

The Deputy Bursar of Kwara state University (KWASU) Malete, Alhaji Ayuba Olaitan Abdullahi has died.

Abdullahi died on Wednesday night while watching the semi final match between Nigeria and South Africa.

Sources said that the deputy Bursar went to watch the match at a Sports center in Sango area which was very close to his house where the incident occurred.

According to the source, Abdullahi watched the game till the end of the extra time when he felt uncomfortable and was rushed to a private hospital in the area where he gave up the ghost.

“The deputy Bursar watched the Nigeria/South Africa match from the beginning till the end of the extra time and when it was the time of penalty kick, he complained that he was feeling dizzy, so he said he needs to go back home and rest not knowing that his Bp had gone up.

“So on getting home, he collapsed and he was rushed to private hospital in Sango and he was referred to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) and before he could be attended to , he died”, the source said.

He was buried on Thursday morning according to Islamic rites.

Confirming the Deputy Bursar’s death, Dr Saedat Aliyu, director of Information of KWASU said that Ayuba died on Wednesday night.

Aliyu who said that Abdullahi was hale and hearty when he came to work on Wednesday stated that the cause of the death was yet to be ascertained by the management of the University.

“Yes, he died last night. He was hale and hearty and was full of life on Wednesday at his office. May Almighty Allah grant him Aljanah Firdaus” she said.

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