Buhari’s ex-minister, Tam David-West is dead, Buhari mourns

By AdvocateNews on 11/11/2019

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Tam David-West
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A former minister of petroleum and consultant virologist, Prof Tam David West, is dead.

David-West, who was also an ex-commissioner for Education, was said to have died few hours ago at the age of 83.

A close source to the family revealed that the ex-minister and Professor of Virology was not ill the last time she interacted with him,

The source, however, could not immediately disclose where the late Octogenarian passed on.

He was once the minister of Petroleum under Muhammadu Buhari military administration.

West was also at a point in his life the minister of Mines, Power and Steel under Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s regime.

Meanwhile. President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sorrow at the passage of his ally and friend, a man he usually called “the indomitable Tam David-West.”

His condolence message was conveyed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Monday.

President Buhari said of the academic, author of many books and social critic: “He had an indomitable spirit, stood resolutely by whatever he believed in, and was in a class of his own.”

He commiserated with the David-West’s family, the people of Buguma, Kalabari Kingdom of Rivers State, the academia, and all those who loved “the forthright Tam David-West.”

The President prayed that God would rest the soul of the committed nationalist, urging all those who believed in the ideals he espoused to approximate same for the betterment of Nigeria and humanity in general.

Tam Tamunoemi Solaris served as Commissioner of Education in the old Rivers State, Minister of Petroleum and Energy under the Muhammadu Buhari military regime, and Minister of Mines, Power and Steel under Gen. Ibrahim Babangida regime.

Posted 11/11/2019 8:24:23 PM

 

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