Late former commerce and industry minister Tukur buried in Yola

Dr. Mahmud Tukur, a former of Commerce and Industry and the First Vice Chancellor of Bayero Kano (BUK), who died in Abuja, on Friday, after a brief illness, has been buried in Yola, according to Islamic rites.

Late Tukur, who was born in 1939  in Yola, Adamawa state, Northeastern Nigeria, obtained his First in International Affairs and Political science from the of Wales, a Masters in Public International Affairs from the of Pittsburg, USA and a PhD in Public from Ahmadu Bello , Zaria.

During the course of his academic career, he was the Director of the Institute of Administration, A.B.U., Zaria, and later the first Vice Chancellor of Bayero , Kano (BUK).

In his career as a public servant, late Tukur on the Adebo and Udoji National Wage Reviews and the Constitution Drafting Committee of 1976, member of the National Constitutional Conference 1994/1995 and of the Vision 2010 Committee 1997. 

In 1984, he was appointed of Commerce and Industry in the military regime of Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.

his death, he was the  Chairman, Fukarabe Industries Limited, Director of Cadbury, Nigeria plc, and the of Policy Analysis Limited.

In his lifetime, he authored and co-authored many books and  academic works,  prominent his books : ”Leadership and governance in Nigeria : The Relevance of Values” ( 1999).

The late Tukur survived by three wives, nine children and many grandchildren, as well as  brothers and sisters.

Prominent his brothers Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the former Governor of defunct Gongola state, one-time of Industries, and former National Chairman of  the People’s Democratic (PDP). ( NAN)