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Monday, November 11, 2019

Buhari Mourns As Prof. David - West Dies At 83




President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the painful demise of former Petroleum minister and university lecturer, Prof. Tam David - West, describing him as a man of "indomitable spirit."

Tam David - West, a professor of virology was rushed to the University College Hosputal(UCH), Ibadan, when he took ill and had spent 11 days at the facility before he breathed his last around 11. 45 Am today.

The President in a release by 
Femi Adesina, his Special Adviser
(Media and Publicity), expresses deep sorrow at the passage of David - West whom he called  his ally and friend.

Professor Tamunoemi Sokari David-West, 83, was a consultant virologist of national and international standing. 

He served as Commissioner of Education in the old Rivers State, Minister of Petroleum and Energy under the Muhammadu Buhari military regime, and Minister of Mines, Power and Steel under Gen. Ibrahim Babangida regime.

“He had an indomitable spirit, stood resolutely by whatever he believed in, and was in a class of his own,” says President Buhari of the academic, author of many books, and social critic.

Buhari 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.”

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 in general.

From Jane Okafor, Abuja

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