A former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Mahmud Tukur, has reportedly died in the early hours of Friday.
Tukur was a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, having served as a minister when Buhari was military head of state.
He was the first Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK) and also a former director of Cadbury Nigeria.
He died from an undisclosed ailment after he was rushed to a hospital in Abuja from his base in Kaduna, last night.
“His remains is being conveyed to Yola for the funeral,” a source told Daily Trust.
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