FORMER INDUSTRIES MINISTER, YAHAYA IS DEAD

AVM Mohammed Yahaya, a one-time Minister of Industries under former military dictator, Ibrahim Babangida is dead.

DAILY POST gathered that AVM Yahaya passed on last night.

Yahaya was born to Yahaya Okwudo’s family of Ipole, Adoka extract (a descendant of Ijah, a popular women leader and rich trader in the pre-colonial era).

He rose to the rank of an Air Vice Marshall and Minister of Transport during IBB’s regime.

He participated in the Arizona Technical Instructors’ course in the United States Air Force, 1967-1968; Upper Iowa State University, USA; Royal Air Force, 1972; National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, 1979-1980. He was commissioned as pilot and officer in 1967; officer commanding, Radar, Nigeria Air Force, Kano, 1969; staff officer engineer, NAF Headquarters, Lagos, 1970; defence adviser, Nigerian Embassy, Moscow, USSR, 1976-1978; Air officer commanding, Tactical Command, NAF, Makurdi, 1984-1988.

AVM Yahaya was appointed sole administrator, Federal Government Mass Transit Programme, 1988-1989; Minister Of Industries, 1989.

A source hinted this reporter that his corpse will arrive Makurdi today on an Air Force plane from where they will proceed to Adoka, Otukpo LGA of Benue State for burial.

 

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