Prof. Tamunoemi Sokari David-West
Featured

BREAKING: Prof. Tam David-West, Buhari’s ex-Oil minister, dies at 83

91

 

 

Prof. Tamunoemi Sokari David-West, erstwhile Minister of Petroleum Resources, has passed on at the age of 83.

 

The deceased had served in the Gen. Muhammadu Buhari administration between 1984 and 85 and later reappointed the Minister of Mines, Power and Steel in the Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s regime, which overthrew Buhari’s military government.

 

The Consultant Virologist was emeritus professor at the University of Ibadan where he spent half of his life-time and was Commissioner for Education in Rivers State.

 

David-West was a renown academic and author of many books.

 

He had campaigned for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2014 election that brought him to office in 2015.

 

Competent family sources confirmed that the late professor passed on in the early hours of Saturday.

 

Meanwhile, President Buhari has expressed deep condolences on the death of his former Oil minister.

 

“The indomitable Tam David-West is a friend and ally.

 

“Professor Tamunoemi Sokari David-West, 83, was a consultant virologist of national and international standing. He 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.”

 

“He had an indomitable spirit, stood resolutely by whatever he believed in and was in a class of his own,’’ a State House statement signed by President’s media aide, Mr Femi Adesina, said.

 

Buhari, however, commiserated with the family, the people of Buguma, Kalabari Kingdom of Rivers State, the academia and all those who loved ‘the forthright Tam David-West.’

Leave a comment

Related Articles

Nigeria-British Chamber of Commerce inagurates Atelly as 18th President, unveils programmes

Ray Atelly has been sworn in as the 18th President of the...

Kano guber poll ‘clerical error’: An Appeal Court judgment in a mire of controversy

The past few months have been characterized with legal tussles over the...

Why I did not walk out of Super Falcons before FIFA female World Cup – Waldrum

In a recent podcast interview with ‘On The Whistle’ podcast. Randy Waldrum,...

Niger’s ousted president is being denied food and electricity, says European Union

The European Union Friday said it had “deep concern” about the treatment...

Breaking: Ex-Kaduna Gov. El rufai might reject ministerial appointment 

The immediate past Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El rufai is...

President Tinubu appoints Ajuri Ngelale as special adviser media & publicity

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has approved the appointment of Chief Ajuri...

Are ‘balloons’ the new drug epidemic in Nigeria?

They may look like the normal balloons you see at children’s birthday...

From Fame to Penury: The Despicable Tales of Nigerian Veteran Thespians

The entertainment industry, particularly the movie circle, has been in the eye...

Content creation is the new oil, says Broda Shaggi in an exclusive interview with PSN

There are not many in the class of Samuel Animashaun Perry otherwise...

Hubby’s watery sperm, erectile dysfunction crash two-month-old marriage

A husband’s watery sperm has forced his wife to urge the court...

Max Air Acquires 16 Year Old Boeing 777-200

Kano based Max Air Limited has taken delivery of its first Boeing...

From waste collection to classroom: Story of Adamu’s pursuit of education

Coming from the background of a family of seven children and parents...

Fuel Subsidy: Need for Labour to tread softly, Softly 

The Labour Movement in Nigeria is up in arms against the Federal...

Between the dialectics and the benefits of petroleum subsidy removal

By Paul Njowusi For many years, successive administrations in Nigeria had embraced...

Kudos, knocks for courts’ ruling clearing the coast for Tinubu’s May 29 inauguration – PSN exclusive

By Ajuma Edwina Ameh and Samuel Akpan …the body language of the...

Buhari inaugurates N19.6bn Customs corporate hqts in Abuja, says new Customs Act will drive efficiency

With the newly signed Customs Act and a befitting corporate headquarters for...

Africa’s largest refinery, Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals, Lekki-Lagos inaugurated

Africa’s largest refinery, Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals planted in Ibeju-Lekki area...