- Former Nigerian minister of Labour and Productivity, Hussaini Zanwa Akwanga, during former president Obasanjo's administration, is dead
- According to news reports, he has been buried according to Islamic rites in his home town, Akwanga
- He was a professional teacher who was made a minister by President Olusegun Obasanjo in the year 2003
Alhaji Hussaini Zanwa Akwanga, a former minister of Labour and Productivity, is dead.
The former minister in the cabinet of former president Olusegun Obasanjo died at the age of 77 after a protracted illness.
However, he was later sacked by the president during a cabinet reshuffle.
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In 2017, he was kidnapped on his farm in Kurmin Tagwaye village, near Akwanga, but was released two days later after paying a huge ransom to his abductors.
His death was confirmed by the deputy chairman of Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Safiyanu Isa.
He has since been buried according to Islamic rites in his home town, Akwanga.
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.
The deceased served as an influential minister during the administration of late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua, but was later sacked by then acting president Goodluck Jonathan.
Nigerian governor dies on 2021 Independence Day
A former military administrator of Delta and Cross River, Commodore Ibrahim Kefas (rtd), died on Friday, October 1.
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.