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A former minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr Mahmud Tukur, has died.
He died in the early hours of Friday.
NewsWireNGR gathered the news of his death from multiple sources.
He died from an undisclosed ailment after he was rushed to a hospital in Abuja from his base in Kaduna, last night.
Dr Tukur was a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari and served as his leading ideologue and Minister of Commerce between 1983 and 1984 when he was military Head of State.
When the Abdullahi Bayero University College became Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Dr. Mahmud Tukur, the Principal of the University College became its pioneer Vice-Chancellor (1977-78).
He was also a friend to President Buhari’s nephew Mamman Daura, was younger brother to politician and business mogul, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.