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Another former governor dies in foreign hospital

Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma, former Nasarawa State governor, is dead. He was aged 75.

He died in an Israeli hospital, according Mamman Alakayi, his information commissioner when he governed the state..

“I got a call from the late governor’s son, Umar, this evening, that Baba Doma died in an Israeli hospital at about 7:45 p.m. Nigerian time,” he said.

Alakayi said that the former governor had gone to the hospital to treat an undisclosed ailment three weeks ago

“We are currently making arrangement for some family members to travel to Israel and convey the remains back home for burial,” he said.

NAN reports that Akwe was the governor of Nasarawa State from 2007 to 2011, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Born on Sept. 1, 1942 in Doma Local Government of Nasarawa State, Akwe attended the University of Ibadan from 1964–1966, and also attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1976.

The former governor obtained a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in 2002.

He worked in the old Plateau civil service from 1976 to 1983, and rose to the position of a Permanent Secretary.

Akwe was a Deputy Governor of Plateau State, and was later elected Governor of Nasarawa State.


About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.