The university’s management, in a statement signed by its registrar, Dr Fola Olowoleni, on Thursday, confirmed the death of Yazid.
Olowoleni said the Council chairman died in the early hours of Thursday.
“This is to formally notify you of the sudden death of our beloved council chairman, Mallam Abidu Rafindadi Yazid which sad event occurred in the early hours of today, Thursday, 22nd September, 2022.
“We pray God for the repose of his soul and also pray God to grant him eternal rest. May God forgive his shortcomings and admit him into aljanah firdaus.
“The university community condoles with the family,the emirate,the Katsina State government and the entire people of Katsina State. We pray God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” the statement added.
LEADERSHIP recalls that Yazid performed his last public function as the university’s council chairman a fortnight ago, precisely September 8, 2022, when he announced the appointment of a new vice chancellor for the university.