- Nigeria has lost one of its influential and capable administrators, Bunu Musa, to the cold hands of death
- The Borno Elders' Forum on Monday, December 6, confirmed the death of Musa, a former Nigeria's ambassador to France
- Musa also served as an administrator at different capacities including being a minister of five different ministries in Nigeria
A former Nigerian minister, Bunu Sheriff Musa, has died at the age of 74, Sahara Reporters in a newly published piece reports.
Musa's death was confirmed by the secretary of Borno Elders' Forum, Bulama Gubio, in a short statement.
Gubio who described Musa as a good man said the people of Borno and the entire Nigerians are deeply pained by his departure.
He also said that Musa would be dearly missed by his family, friends and many associates across the breadth of the globe.
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"We’re deeply pained by his departure. He was a good man. We were with him two days ago at the palace of Shehu of Borno and there was no inkling that his final days were near. Innalillahi Wa’Inna Ilaihi Rajiun."
According to Gubio, Musa's passing comes shortly after the death of another elder statesman Alhaji Tijjani Bolori.
"It’s a great loss to Borno and Nigeria. May Allah accepts their souls and reward them with aljannah for the wonderful things they did."
Bunu Musa's life on earth as a minister, administrator and ambassador
According to ABU Zaria, Musa's alma mater, late Nigeria's ambassador of extraordinary and plenipotentiary to France in 1998, is a Nigeria administrator, renowned engineer and distinguished Abusite who served the institution in various capacities.
Musa served under the administration of one of Nigeria's former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida, as minister of five different ministries.
Late Musa was appointed the minister of industries (1985); mines, power and steel (1986-89); aviation in 1989; water resources (1990); and employment, labour and productivity (1990-92).
He also served as the president of ABU Alumni Association and Pro chancellor and Chairman Governing Council, ABU Zaria between 2009 and 2012.
Born in Maiduguri, Borno's capital city, the late Musa attended his primary education in the city before heading to Government College Maiduguri for his secondary education.
He later attended the Federal School of Science to obtain his higher school certificate and thereafter earned a degree in engineering from Ahmadu Bello University and a master's degree from Southampton University, England.
He served as a director Oceanic Bank plc; a member, Federal Roads Maintenance Agency; chairman, Haskoning Engineering Consultants Nigeria Ltd and chairman, Governing Council of Federal Polytechnic, Bida among many other key positions.
Another former minister died in a London hospital
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Nigeria lost one of its influential former ministers under the administration of late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua.
Dr Abba Sayyadi Ruma died on Wednesday, October 27, in a London hospital after a prolonged illness.
Ruma also served in various capacities including a former minister and water resources, ex-minister of state in the federal ministry of education.
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Late Kefas who died at the age of 73 served as administrator under the military regime of late General Sani Abacha.
Kefas lost to PDP's candidate, Danbaba Suntai, in Taraba state during the 2007 governorship election.