- A prominent Nigerian politician and commissioner for RMAFC, representing the FCT, Alhaji Musa Tanko Abari, is dead
- Abari, according to a family member, died on Tuesday, August 9, after a brief illness at a private hospital in Abuja
- The deceased was reportedly a member of the House of Representatives during the administration of late President Shehu Shagari in 1981/82
FCT, Abuja - Alhaji Musa Tanko Abari, the commissioner for Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), is dead.
According to Daily Trust, a family member of the deceased, Isyaku Musa, confirmed his death on Tuesday, August 9.
The family member said Abari died at about 2.34 pm on Tuesday, after a brief illness at an unnamed private hospital in Abuja.
He said the deceased fell sick last week and did not recover until Tuesday when his health condition deteriorated and he was rushed to the hospital.
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Burial arrangements underway
Musa said arrangements are ongoing to convey the remains of the deceased from the hospital to his Jiwa village in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) for burial.
The late Abari was reportedly a member of the House of Representatives during the administration of late President Shehu Shagari in 1981/82.
The deceased, who was also a chieftain of the APC in the FCT, contested for the FCT Senate seat on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the 2011 election but lost.
Oyekunle Oluwasanmi: National loss as prominent former minister from southwest dies
Meanwhile, a former minister of state for power and steel, Chief Oyekunle Oluwasanmi, is also dead. He died on Thursday, July 21.
The announcement of his death was contained in a statement issued by his family. The deceased hailed from Ipetu Ijesha in Oriade local government area of Osun state, where he was actively engaged in community-building initiatives till the very end.
He was appointed minister of state for power and steel in 1997. Prior to the ministerial appointment, Oluwasanmi served as the chairman of the board of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in 1992.