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Former Minister of Transport, Ojo Maduekwe, dies aged 71

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Former Minister of Transport and Secretary to the PDP Board of Trustees, Ojo Maduekwe, has passed on at the age of 71, reports say.
He was born May 6, 1945 in Abia State, Nigeria .

Sources hinted that he passed on, Wednesday evening, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport , Abuja on his return from a trip to the US.

It was gathered that he collapsed on arrival and was rushed to the Turkish Hospital, Abuja where he was confirmed dead.

Maduekwe was also appointed Culture and Tourism minister by President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999, Minister of Transport in 2001.

He was also appointed Foreign Minister on July 26, 2007 by late former President Umaru Yar’Adua.

As Minister of Transport he got the nick name ‘Ojo oni Keke’ for advocating the use of bicycles.




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