Prof. Alkali, who is one of the six representatives of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, died at his residence in Maiduguri on Friday night, August 1, 2014.
He was 68 years old.
A Professor of History, he was a two-term Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri (1985-1992), Director General, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS (1993-1998) and Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee under the administration of the late Gen. Sani Abacha.
He was a member of the Committee on Insecurity in the North East (the Boko Haram Committee).
He will be buried today, Saturday August 2, 2014 in Maiduguri.
Chairman of the conference, Justice Idris Kutigi, GCON, feels deeply distressed by this sad development and on behalf of the Conference Secretariat and Delegates, has expressed his deep condolences to the family of the late Professor, and the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, the platform which Alkali represented at the Conference.
Justice Kutigi prays the Almighty receives his spirit and grants his soul sweet repose.
Professor Alkali’s death was preceded by those of Barrister Hamma Misau (a delegate on the platform of the Retired Police officers), from Bauchi State, on Thursday, March 27, 2014; Dr Mohammed Jumare (A delegate from Kaduna State) who died on Monday May 5, 2014 and Professor Dora Akunyili (a delegate who represented Anambra State) on June 7, 2014.