OBITUARY: Dr Ashiru Sani Daura 1956-2021

With total submission to the will of the Almighty, the Board, Management and entire staff of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) regret to announce the death of its former Acting Director General, Dr Ashiru Sani Daura.

Dr Daura whose death occurred yesterday, April 23rd, 2021 was the head of the Agency in acting capacity, from June 2013 to April 2014.
Dr Daura, born on 12th December, 1956, hailed from Maiadua Local Government Area of Katsina state.

He joined the Agency as Director, Zonal Coordination in 2005. In the same year, he was made the Director, Technical Services which later evolved into the Infrastructure and Capacity Development (ICD) Department, a position he held till 2008.

In 2009, he was made the Director, Software Development, Technical Research and Outsourcing, which later became the Software and Outsourcing Department in 2011. He held this portfolio until his appointment Acting Director General/CEO in June 2013. He held this position until April, 2014, when the substantive Director General/CEO was appointed.

Daura’s educational sojourn includes having a BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from King Abdul Azeez University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (1984), Masters in Computer Vocational Education from the Colorado State University (1990) and a PhD Digital Signal Processing from University of Newcastle, United Kingdom (1998).

May Almighty Allah accept his return, grant him Aljannah Firdausi and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss, Amin.


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