A former President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Mr Dauda Mohammed, has passed on.
According to a statement by NANS President, Comrade Chinonso Obasi who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Dauda passed on after a protracted illness at the age of 38.
It was gathered that Mohammed died on Sunday enroute India where he had gone for medical treatment.
According to Obasi, he got a mail from Artemis Group of Hospitals, Delhi, India, showing that Mohammed passed on five minutes before landing at Delhi Airport.
He further revealed that the mail showed that the hospital would conduct an autopsy on Oct.3 after which his body would be released for transportation back to Nigeria.
Mohammed departed Abuja for India on Sept. 30 to receive treatment for liver cirrhosis.
The Niger State Government had released N14 million to foot the medical bill after an appeal by NANS.
“We declare on month mourning and national action against cancer as we pray God to console his family,” NANS noted.
“We also declare a national action against cancer and appeal the governments at all levels to be more proactive on issues pertaining to the health of citizens.
“Medical facilities in Nigeria should be standardised to enable our medical personnel handle complex forms of sicknesses.’’