Former Minister of Petroleum, Tam David-West has died at the age of 83.
David-West, was the Minister of Petroleum and Energy during the military era of Muhammadu Buhari.
He was also the Minister of Mines, Power and Steel during the regime of Military President, Ibrahim Babangida.
President Buhari in his tribute described Tam West as his friend, and an ‘indomitable ally’.
A one-time Commissioner of education in the old Rivers state, he was described “a consultant virologist of national and international standing”.
“He 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”,” the statement sa
“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.”