The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the Nigerian Senate, Senator Shehu Sani has asked God to forgive Ibrahim Yakubu Lame, a former Minister of Police Affairs and 2019 governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state, northern Nigeria, who passed away yesterday.
Late Lame who was born in 1953, attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ohio University, USA.
The late Minister was elected a senator in the botched Third Republic in 1992 and was appointed a Senior Special Assistant by President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999 and later the Minister of Police Affairs in late President Umaru Yar’Adua’s cabinet.
Lame was appointed as head of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The former Police Affairs Minister contested for the APC governorship ticket against Bauchi governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, and other aspirants in 2015.
Lame also recontested for the ticket in the 2019 APC primaries and lost again to Governor Abubakar.
On hearing the news of Lame’s death, Senator Sani took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to mourn the former minister.
“I received the sad news of the passing away of Dr Ibrahim Yakubu Lame, former minister of police affairs; May Allah forgive his soul and grant him Aljanna Firdausi. Amin,” he tweeted.
I received the sad news of the passing away of Dr Ibrahim Yakubu Lame,former minister of police affairs;May Allah forgive his soul and grant him Aljanna Firdausi.Amin.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) May 26, 2019