Ex-police affairs minister, Yakubu Lame dies in Abuja

Ex-police affairs minister, Yakubu Lame dies in Abuja

A former minister of police affairs, Dr Ibrahim Yakubu Lame has died.

Lame, who is also an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and governorship candidate in Bauchi state died on Saturday night, May 25, at a private hospital, Daily Trust reports.

Nasuro Daraazo, the spokesman for the late police minister gave a confirmation of Lame’s death over the phone with Daily Trust.

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The deceased was born in 1953, and attended both Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ohio University, USA.

He was also an elected senator for the displaced third republic in 1992 and was after appointed a senior special assistant by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999.

Later on, the late minister became the minister of police affairs under later former President Umaru Yar’Adua.

He was the former head of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

It should be noted also that he was in the contest for the governorship ticket against the present Bauchi governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, in 2015.

He later lost the same ticket again to Governor Abubakar when he re-contested in 2019 before the just concluded general elections.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the governor of Bauchi refuted claims of ongoing recruitment of new workers into the state civil service.

Governor Abubakar made the clarification in a statement by his media aide, Ali M. Ali, on Wednesday, May 22, adding that it was necessary to set things straight as allegations in that regard were increasing by some people close to the governor-elect, Senator Bala Mohammed.

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