Kaduna State Commissioner of Education, Prof. Andrew Nok is dead.
Nok had been down with an undisclosed ailment, and was on admission at an Abuja hospital.
He was discharged last week, but passed on in the early hours of today, Tuesday, November 21st.
Government officials, friends and well wishers are at his home for condolences with his family.
Andrew Nok is a renowned Professor of Biochemistry, with notable discoveries to his name.
He was the first scientist in the world to discover the gene responsible for an enzyme which causes sleeping sickness.