Former Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Productivity, Alhaji Musa Gwadabe, is dead.
Gwadabe, a pioneer member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), died on today morning, April 26, age 86, at Kano hospital after a protracted illness.
A daughter of the deceased, who is also a worker at Radio Nigeria Pyramid FM Kano, Aisha Musa Gwadabe confirmed the death. She said that the funeral prayer for the late minister would hold at 2.00 pm at his residence, off Maiduguri road, in Kano.
In a condolence message, President Muhammadu Buhari described late Musa Gwadabe as a smooth politician and reliable ally.
The President said that the death of Gwadabe, a top notcher of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) was colossal loss.
He said that the demise of Musa Gwadabe has deprived the nation of one of its most remarkable political leaders.
“The late Musa Gwadabe was a complete gentleman. He was a smooth political operator and a very reliable ally with an unmatched record of support, leading to the emergence of the current APC administration and the incoming one.
‘‘I will not forget his tireless efforts to keep the party afloat during difficult times. That he died a few weeks ahead of the inauguration of the Tinubu/Shettima administration that he laboured so hard to bring about is one of the ironies of life. May Allah repose his soul.”