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A former Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tam David-West has passed away at 83
President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement on Monday described the late Minister as his ally and friend.
The cause of death could not be confirmed at the time of filing this report.
David-West was the Minister of Petroleum and Energy in 1983-1985 when Buhari was the military head.
He also served as the Minister of Mines, Power and Steel under Ibrahim Babangida.
He served as a
The statement by Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu referred to the President as saying that David-West had an indomitable spirit, stood for whatever he believed in and was in a class of his own.
“He commiserates with the David-West family, the people of Buguma, Kalabari Kingdom of Rivers State, the academia, and all those who loved “the forthright Tam David-West”,” the statement added.
“President Buhari prays that God will rest the soul of the committed nationalist, urging all those who believe in the ideals he espoused to approximate same, for the betterment of Nigeria, and humanity.”