Monday, 3 July 2017

Ex- Minister, Maitama Sule Dies At 87

Former Minister of National Guidance, Yusuf Maitama Sule is dead, he died at the she of 87-year-old. The business man and politician who was born on October 1, 1929, died in Cairo, Egypt.

Great Maitama Sule, an acclaimed orator snd diplomat became the Federal Commissioner of Public Compliants in 1979, the position made him the nation's pioneer Ombudsman.

In 1979, Sule was a presidential candidate of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) but he lost the race to Shehu Shagari who eventually became the president of Nigeria at that time.

Also in September 1979, he was appointed Nigeria's representative to the United Nations (UN) after the coming of democratic rule. While he was serving with the UN, he was made the chairman of the UN Special Committee against Apartheid.

Sule was made the Minister of National Guidance after Shagari was reelected in 1983. He died less than three months to his 88tg birthday.

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