Nigeria’s Former Communications Minister, Major General Abubakar Tanko Ayuba ((retd) is dead, according to a report from Vanguard.
He died on Wednesday afternoon at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Gen. Ayuba attended Nigerian Military School and Nigerian Defence Academy . He was commissioned second lieutenant, Signals Corps, 1967; second-in-command, Signals Regiment, 1967, adjutant, 2 Signals Regiment, 1970, company commander, 1971, brigade major, 1972, commanding officer, 1973, commandant, Nigerian Army School of Signals, 1978 Career: Commanding officer, 2 Signals Regiment, 1979, commander, 1979-80, commander, Signals Brigade, 1980-81, commander, Army Headquarters, Signals Group, 1981-84, commander, Corps of Signals, 1984-85.
He was appointed member, Armed Forces Ruling Council, 1985; minister of Communications, 1985-87, promoted colonel, 1986, director of Manning, Army Head quarters, Lagos, 1988-90 and was appointed military governor of Kaduna State, 1990.
He was elected Senator representing Kebbi South constituency in 2007.
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