Former Minister And Buhari’s Close Ally, Dr Mahmud Tukur Is Dead

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Dr Mahmud Tukur, an ex- minister of Commerce and Industry, is .

He died from undisclosed ailment in the early hours of Friday, April 9, in Abuja.

Close , who confirmed the death to , said he died after he was rushed to a hospital in Abuja from base in , Wednesday night, April 6.

remains is being conveyed to Yola for the funeral,” a source said.

The late Tukur was a close associate of President Buhari and served as Minister of Commerce between 1983 and 1984 when he was the Head of .

Dr Tukur, an academic, politician and businessman, was also the first Vice Chancellor of Bayero , and a former of Cadbury Nigeria.