A former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr Mahmud Tukur, is dead.
Dr. Tukur died from an undisclosed ailment in the early hours of Friday, April 9, in Abuja.
A close family member, who confirmed the death to Daily Trust, said he died after he was rushed to a hospital in Abuja from Kaduna, on Wednesday night.
The source further revealed that his remains have been conveyed to Yola for funeral according to Islamic rites.
Before his death, Tukur who was a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari served as his Minister of Commerce between 1983 and 1984 when he was the military Head of State.
He was also the first Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano and a former director of Cadbury Nigeria.