Breaking: Amid Mass Resignation, Former Nigerian Minister Dies

Breaking: Amid Mass Resignation, Former Nigerian Minister Dies

  • Nigeria, on Monday, May 9, lost one of its very experienced public servants, Olawale Adeniji Ige, who passed on at the age of 83 years
  • Ige, before his death, held several leadership positions in the public service, including the minister of communications
  • Back in 1992, the deceased was made the coordinator of the ministries of transport, aviation, and communications

A former Nigerian minister of communications, Olawale Adeniji Ige, has been confirmed dead. He was said to have died on Monday, May 9.

According to his daughter, Atinuke Olashore, in a statement announcing the development, Ige was the director-general of the ministry of communications prior to his being a minister in 1990, Guardian reports.

In 1992, the late octogenarian was appointed again to head the ministries of transport, aviation, and communications.

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Former Nigerian minister
He died on Monday, May 9 (Photo: Guardian)
Source: UGC

Added to this, he served as a member of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and pioneer director of Digital Bridge Institute, Abuja from 1999 to 2010.

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The former minister was also a member of the First World Telecommunications Advisory Group of the International Telecommunications Union with headquarters in Geneva.

He was also the first chairman of Nigeria Internet Group.

Ige, who was born in Lagos in 1938, started his career with Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, Ibadan as an engineering assistant in 1957 and later left the country for the United Kingdom to study Electrical Engineering in 1961.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, May 11, asked ministers who have declared their intention to run for the presidency in 2023 to resign from their various offices with immediate effect.

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Buhari was quoted to have said at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting:

“I expect other members of this council seeking to be President to resign with immediate effect.”

Other ministers seeking to be governors, senators, and House of Representatives members are still trying to seek clarifications if they were affected.

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Meanwhile, President Buhari on Monday, May 2, sent his heartfelt wishes to Nigerians, especially Muslims following the successful conclusion of the Ramadan fast.

Buhari, when asked who he would like to be his anointed successor, replied: “The person that Nigerians elect.”


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