Ex-minister dies after protracted illness

Posted by News Express | 18 December 2021 | 1,779 times

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•Alhaji Hussaini Zanwa Akwanga


The former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Alhaji Hussaini Zanwa Akwanga has been reported dead.

Akwanga, died on Friday, at the age of 77 after a protracted illness in his country home Akwanga, the headquarters of Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa State.

The former minister, a professional teacher, became a minister in 2003 but was sacked by the then President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

In 2017, the former minister was kidnapped in his farm in Kurmin Tagwaye Village, near Akwanga, but was however released two days later after paying the ransom.

The deputy chairman of Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Safiyanu Isa who confirmed the death of the former minister said “the former minister died today (Friday), in Akwanga”

He has since been buried according to Islamic rites in his home town, Akwanga.

 Courtesy (excluding headline) Vanguard

Source: News Express

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