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‘Father of Adult Education’ Dies @ 74

The Founder, proprietor and director of Masallaci Adult Education Centre, Shahuci Kano, Malam Garba Babanladi Satatima
The Founder, proprietor and director of Masallaci Adult Education Centre, Shahuci Kano, Malam Garba Babanladi Satatima

July 25, (THEWILL) – The Founder, proprietor and director of Masallaci Adult Education Centre, Shahuci Kano, Malam Garba Babanladi Satatima, has passed on .

Aged 74, Satatima died penultimate Tuesday, after a protracted illness. He is survived by three wives, 47 children’s and many grandchildren’s. The late Barden Madakin Kano was the first northerner to be awarded by the famous Nigerian university of Ibadan for initiating a private non-formal adults education centre purposely to enhance public awareness in the mass literacy.

In his condolence message,  Abdullahi Garba described  the death of Satatima as a great loss to Kano State and Nigeria as a whole. According to him, the passing of the deceased is a testimony to the transient nature of human life, especially on this side of the globe.

Garba also described the late Satatima as a good father and mentor whose philanthropist gestures cut across cultural, religious and ethnic  boundaries, adding that he would be remembered.