Prof. Andrew Nok, Nigerian scientist who discovered sleeping sickness gene dies


Kaduna – Prof. Andrew Nok, Kaduna State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, died at his home in Kaduna on Tuesday at the age of 55.

Andrew Nok

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and some members of the state executive council were among the early callers at the family house in Narayi, Kaduna, to pay their condolences.

A family member, Mr Jack Zock, said that the deceased was rushed to National Hospital, Abuja two weeks ago but returned last week after his health improved.

“In fact, he has been treating files at home. Even yesterday he worked on some files at home and was hoping to go the office today,” he said.

Nok, from Nok Villiage in Jaba Local Government Area of the state, was born on Feb. 11, 1962 in Kaduna State.

He attended the LEA Primary School in Kaduna before he proceeded to Government Secondary School, Kafanchan, where he obtained the West African…

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