Shekarau mourns Chukwumerije, says death `big blow’ to education sector

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Abuja – The Minister of  , Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has described the death of  Sen. Uche Chukwumerije as a `big blow’   the   sector.

Chukwumerije, the of the on , died on Sunday at the age of 75 after a long battle with lung cancer.

Shekarau’s condolence message, which conveyed through his Adviser on , Dr Nnamdi Olebara, made available the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday Abuja.

According the minister, Chukwumerije’s death is also a big loss Nigeria’s  democracy.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

He described the as a pragmatic and forthright politician who highly cerebral and unrepentantly patriotic with a clear and straight stance on every issue.

“His contributions to the reforms the education sector are tremendous and priceless; he was an esteemed team player who has left the education sector better he met it.

“We the education sector commiserate with his family and pray God Almighty to grant his gentle soul eternal rest; solace to his family and loved ones and bless Nigeria with Uche Chukwumerijes,’’ he said.

NAN reports Chukwumerije was also a Minister of . (NAN)