Emmauel Awari – Jallingo
The death has occurred on Saturday of Dr. Saleh Abubakar, a former Acting Register of the Joint Admissions and matriculation Board (JAMB).
Confirming the death a family member of the deceased, Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa who is also the Special Adviser to the Taraba State Governor on Press Affairs, said Dr. Abubakar died at a Kaduna hospital after a protracted illness.
He said Abubakar who hailed from Jalingo, Taraba State but resident in Kaduna, was aged 74 years.
A 1973 graduate of history from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Dr. Saleh Abubakar was a member of the Nigerian National Constitutional Conference under Gen. Abacha regime from 1994-1995.
Before joining JAMB in 1996 as Director of Admissions, He was a lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) for 19 years and was also the Chief Executive Officer of the College of Preliminary Studies (CPS) Yola in the defunct Gongola State and later he headed the College of Education, Jalingo, Taraba State.
The remains of the deceased who is survived by one wife, 12 children and 11 grandchildren have since been buried in Kaduna in accordance with Islamic Injunctions.