Former Communications Minister, Major General Abubakar Tanko Ayuba (rtd) is dead. He was aged 71.
The late Senator, who was also a former military administrator of Kaduna State between 1990 and 1992, died around 5:05pm yesterday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, Lagos after a protracted illness.
The senator who represented Kebbi South constituency in 2007, is survived by a wife and children, most notably the Kebbi State Commissioner for Justice, Rakiya Ayuba.
The chairman of the Kaduna Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Garba Muhammad, and Muhammadu Magoro, a senator, were among delegates who traveled to Lagos to prepare for the burial.