BREAKING: A former minister of labour and productivity, Hussaini Akwanga, dies at 77

A Nigerian former minister for labour and productivity, Hussaini Akwanga passes away at 77.

Akwanga died on Friday at his home town of Akwanga, the headquarters of Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State at the age of 77 after a protracted illness.

The late minister use to be a teacher before he was made the minister for labour and productivity under Fmr. President Olusegun Obasanjo cabinet in 2003. But was later sacked by the president when he was reshuffling his cabinet.

He was kidnapped in 2017 on his farmland in Kurmin Tagwaye village, near Akwanga, but he was released two days later, after a huge amount of money was paid as ransom.

Confirming his death, Deputy Chairman of Akwanga LGA, Safiyanu Isa, said that as soon as the former Minister was declared dead, he was taken for burial according to Islamic rites in his home town.

 

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