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JUST IN: Nigeria Thrown Into Mourning As Former Minister Dies

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A minister under the regime of Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, Engr Bunu Sheriff Musa, died Sunday at the age of 74.

Bunu served as a minister in various ministries, including Mines, Power and Steel Development.

He was also Nigeria’s ambassador to France.

Confirming Musa’s death, the secretary of the Borno Elders’ Forum, Dr Bulama Mali Gubio, said it was devastating.

“We’re deeply pained by his departure. He was a good man. We were with him two days ago at the palace of Shehu of Borno and there was no inkling that his final days were near. Innalillahi Wa’Inna Ilaihi Rajiun.

“His death came shortly after that of another elder statesman Alhaji Tijjani Bolori. It’s a great loss to Borno and Nigeria. May Allah accept their souls and reward them with aljannah for the wonderful things they did,” Gubio said.

Meanwhile, former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has described the death of former Supreme Court Judge, Bolarinwa Babalakin, as a painful and sad one.

Naija News had earlier reported that the eminent jurist and the father of Dr Wale Babalakin, had passed on Saturday, at the age of 94.

Obasanjo also stated that the late jurist was his counsellor, mentor, friend and confidant who would be sorely missed by his friends and associates.

He made this known in a condolence letter issued by his spokesman, Kehinde Akinyemi, and sent to the deceased son on Sunday.

The former President appreciated the deceased for his wise counsel and contribution to national development while he was alive, adding that the late Babalakin was one of his consultation arrowheads and contact points.

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