Late former commerce and industry minister Tukur buried in Yola

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Dr. Mahmud Tukur, a former Minister of Commerce and Industry and the First Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK), who died Abuja, Friday, after a brief illness, has been buried Yola, according to Islamic rites.

Late Tukur, who was born 1939 Yola, Adamawa , Northeastern Nigeria, obtained First Degree in International Affairs and Political science from the University of Wales, a Masters in Public International Affairs from the university of Pittsburg, USA and a PhD in Public Management from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

During the course of academic career, he was the of the Institute of Administration, A.B.U., Zaria, and later the first Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano (BUK).
In other career as a public servant, late Tukur served the Adebo and Udoji Wage Reviews and the Constitution Drafting Committee of 1976, of the Constitutional 1994/1995 and of the Vision 2010 Committee 1997.
In 1984, he was Minister of Commerce and Industry in the military regime of Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.
Until his , he was the , Fukarabe Industries Limited, of Cadbury, Nigeria plc, and the coordinator of Policy Analysis Limited.

In his lifetime, he authored and co-authored many books and academic works, prominent among his books is: ” and in Nigeria : The Relevance of Values” ( 1999).
The late Tukur is survived by three wives, nine children and many grandchildren, as well as brothers and sisters.
Prominent among his brothers is Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the former Governor of defunct Gongola , one- Minister of Industries, and former of the People’ Democratic (PDP).

( NAN)