Reports reaching Naija News reveal that former Indonesian president, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie on Wednesday dies after being treated in a Jakarta army hospital for a heart ailment.
President Joko Widodo while confirming the report said; “I on behalf of the people of Indonesia and the government would like to express my deep sorrow for the passing of Professor BJ Habibie. Mr. Habibie was a world-class scientist, the father of Indonesian technological advancement and the third president of Indonesia.”
Naija News learned that Habibie dies at 83 at the time of death.
Recall that Habibie was admitted to the “Starnberg hospital near Munich in 2018 where he underwent treatment for a leaky heart valve,” the News of Agency of Nigeria reports.
Habibie studied engineering and worked in Germany before he returned to Indonesia in 1976 to help build the country’s technology and industry sector under the government of then-president Suharto.