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UNIMAID Professor Dies In Tragic Domestic Accident


A distinguished academic and former Head of the Department of Business Management at the University of Maiduguri, Prof. Ruth Wazis, has passed away following a fatal accident at her residence in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Confirming the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria, Commissioner of Police, Borno State Police Command, Yusuf Lawal revealed that the tragic event occurred on Sunday at the professor’s home.

According to Lawal, as Prof. Wazis was manoeuvring her vehicle into the garage, an unexpected mechanical malfunction caused the car to accelerate suddenly, resulting in a collision that caused severe injuries to her chest.

Despite efforts to rush her to the hospital, Prof. Wazis tragically succumbed to her injuries before medical help could arrive.

Her family later transported her remains to the hospital.

The news of her passing has elicited an outpouring of tributes and condolences from friends, students, and associates.


A Facebook user, Samson Stanley Dalatu, who mourned the professor on his wall said, “Good night Ama Professor Ruth Haruna Wazis, my greatest regret is not being able to thank you enough. You’re there for me when I needed admission and you’re there for me during graduation.”

Philemon Dalatu Stanley: The shocking news of your demise was so electrifying that it left me dumb, Prof. (Mrs) Ruth Haruna Wazis, a Professor of Business Administration, University of Maiduguri.

As I used to call you, Ama Prof, the Iron Lady, you have indeed lived a good life worthy of admiration and we shall live to cherish the memory of your being while on this earth.

You have been an inspiration to us (Huba Students) while we were in UniMaid. You were one of the NAKS Advisers who helped us in our variousacademic pursuits.

Indeed, your family, the University Community, Gashaka Community, Huba land, and the nation at large, are going to miss you greatly. May we find solace in God and be consoled!

Aliyu Marami: You were an exceptional mentor, lecturer, and supervisor. Your inspiration and guidance were invaluable, and I regret not expressing my gratitude more, years after graduation.

The news of your passing came as a sudden and sad shock.  May your gentle soul rest in peace, and may the Almighty God comfort your family, colleagues, and the entire management department of Uni Maid.

This is a profound loss.

Markus Ishaku: It is with profound sadness that we heard the sad news of the passing of Prof. Ruth Haruna Wazis, former Head of the Department of Business Management at the University of Maiduguri. She passed away yesterday evening.

Prof. Wazis was not only a dedicated academic but also a nurturing mother, a dear friend to her colleagues, and a beacon of joy with her infectious laughter and heart of gold.

Her contributions to the field of business management and her unwavering support for her students and peers have left an indelible mark on the university and beyond.

May Almighty God comfort us all during this difficult time and grant her family the strength and fortitude to bear this loss. Her legacy will live on in the hearts of those she touched and in the work she so passionately dedicated her life to.

Rest in peace, Prof. Wazis. You will be deeply missed. Danladi Alexander Medugu is with Ruth Haruna Wazis.

Danladi Alexander Medugu: May your Soul RIP Professor. I never got to appreciate you the way I was supposed to. May God bless the loved ones you left behind.

Fatima Mohammedaji: Dear friends, colleagues, and loved ones of Prof. Ruth Haruna Wazis,( iron lady). I’m still in shock and sadness as I write this. Our beloved professor, mentor, and inspiration, Prof. Wazis, is no longer with us. Her sudden passing has left a huge void in our lives and the academic community.

As her student, I had the privilege of experiencing her exceptional teaching, guidance, and support. Her passion for education and her love for her students were evident in everything she did. She inspired us to strive for excellence and believed in us even when we doubted ourselves.

Prof. Wazis was more than just a lecturer; she was a role model, a confidante, and a friend. Her legacy will continue to live on in our hearts and minds. We will deeply miss her wisdom, her smile, and her unwavering support.

My heartfelt condolences go out to her family, friends, and loved ones. May they find strength and comfort in the fond memories and outpouring of support from our community.  Prof. Wazis. Your impact on our lives will never be forgotten.

It’s with great sadness that announce the passing’ Mother of Administratorsstudents (professor Ruth Haruna Wazis) the former HOD of Business Administration. Big loss😭#OURMOTHER.

Abubakar Adamu: It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Prof. Ruth Haruna Wazis, former Head of the Department of Business Management, University of Maiduguri She passed away yesterday evening. May Almighty God comfort us all and grant the family she left behind the strength and fortitude to bear this loss.

Sandra Salihu Joji: Ama I waited to hear it was a lie. I waited for day to break, soo I can place a call but my big sis confirmed to me is true. Ohhhh Ama This soon?

Soo quick? Just like that in an blink of an eye? UniMaid have lost one of its part. Kilba land have lost one of its rare gems.

You are a Mother to us all and we’re going to miss you. I pray to God to grant you internal rest.

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