It’s with deep sadness and regret that the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Germany (NIDOG) announces the death of Dr Daniel Yakubu Kutchin.
The Nigerian nuclear physicist and IT expert was found dead on 7 August 2019 in his apartment in Monchengladbach, Germany. He was 57.
NIDOG sympathises with the family and friends of Dr Kutchin on their irreplaceable loss.
Dr Kutchin, a native of Ampang West, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, studied Physics at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, where he earned his first and second degrees. He obtained a PhD in Nuclear Physics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University, Bonn, Germany.
After his post-doctoral graduation, Kutchin took courses in Information Technology and subsequently qualified as a “CISCO Certified Internetwork Expert”. He worked independently as a development project consultant until his untimely demise.
With the death of Dr Kutchin, Nigerians in the Diaspora have lost a very valuable member and our nation a patriot, who made meaningful contributions to the development of Nigeria.
We remember him not only for his passionate interest in the politics of his home state but also his involvement in projects to promote human capital development in our country.
As founder of the ‘Hillstone Foundation – The Diaspora from Central Nigeria’, Dr Kutchin worked with the German government on the Dual Vocational Training (DVT) Partnership to promote vocational education in Nigeria against the background of acute skills shortage in manufacturing and other sectors at a time of high unemployment among young people.
Dr Daniel Kutchin will be remembered by all who came in contact with him as a very pleasant personality who enjoyed a very cordial relationship with his compatriots in Germany.
May the Almighty God grant his soul eternal peace and his family and friends the fortitude to bear their irreparable loss.
Signed, 8 August 2019
Dr RosaLyn Dressmann (President, NIDOG) and Femi Awoniyi (General Secretary, NIDOG)
NIDOG is the German chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) Worldwide. The mandate of NIDO is to promote the welfare of the Nigerian Diaspora and pursue national development through advocacy, networking, partnerships and bilateral cooperation.
In doing so, NIDO leverages its enormous numerical strength and offers an excellent platform through which Nigerians and their partners channel their activities to Nigeria. Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDOE) is the continental umbrella organisation of all NIDO chapters in Europe with headquarters at the Nigerian High Commission in London.