Former Communications Minister, Major General Abubakar Tanko Ayuba (retd) is dead.
The Senator representing Kebbi South constituency in Kebbi State in 2007, died at the age of 70 on Wednesday afternoon at the Lagos State University teaching Hospital (LUTH).
He attended the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji in 1978, and the MNI National Institute for Policy & Strategic Studies, Kuru. In the army, he became a commander of the Corps of Signal, and a major general. Under military rule he was appointed Minister of Communications, military governor of Kaduna State, Chief of Administration and Chief of Policy and Plans. He was appointed governor of Kaduna State in August 1990 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Abubakar Ayuba was elected on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform in April 2007. He was appointed to committees on Science & Technology, Police Affairs, Navy, National Planning, Integration and Cooperation, Defence & Army and Communications.
In September 2008, he was awarded the prestigious ‘Nelson Mandela Gold Award’ for his excellent leadership and contributions to society.