Maryam Abacha American University and Franco-British International University in Kaduna, has described the death of renowned Hausa singer, Hajiya Magajiya Danbatta as a big loss to the entire people of Northern Nigeria.
This was contained in a condolence message by the University Authorities and signed by its President, Prof. Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo and made available to journalists in Kano, on Sunday.
it described the death of Magajiya Danbatta as painful.
Solacebase reports that in an efforts to immortalize her, the Management of the institution, has therefore, named the Faculty of Law building of the University after the Late Veteran singer, Hajiya Magajiya Danbatta in addition to honouring her Posthumously for her immense contribution to Education especially in Northern Nigeria.
“In honour of Late Magajiya Danbatta (Halima Malam Lasan) and her contribution to education, we resolved to honour her with a Posthumous honorary degree, said the statement.
The statement added that “we planned to award her when she was alive but, she died before the convocation.”
This, the statement says, is in addition to naming the Faculty of Law after her. “We are going to miss her sense of humour and famous songs”, the management stated.
The statement said the prominent Hausa singer, Halima Malam Lasan, popularly known as Magajiya Danbatta died at the age of 85 after a brief illness at Danbatta General Hospital on Friday 8 October 2021.
According to the statement, one of her songs contributed immensely to the enrolment of over 3, 000 children in schools in the early 1970s.
It would be recalled that last year, Prof. Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo Foundation joined other people to raise fund to support the Late Singer which culminated in the construction of a house and provision of food items for her.
Report says Late Dambatta became blind due to critical life challenges that led her to begging for a living.
With the fund raised by people around the country, as support, through the social media, the late Magajiya life was improved upon as she got access to social amenities including good health care support, food and weekly allowances, etc.
Prof. Gwarzo also prayed to the Almighty Allah to grant the deceased Aljannah Firdaus and her family the fortitude to bear the loss.