The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described the late former Petroleum Resources Minister, Prof. Tam David-West as a highly-principled and morally-upright Nigerian.
Bola Tinubu disclosed this in a statement issued in Lagos yesterday.
According to him, the late Tam West was an exemplary social critic.
His words, “Tam David-West was a nationalist and social critic who always spoke truth to power.
“I will personally miss the former minister; he was one leader I admired and regularly exchanged ideas with.”
“Somebody who served as minister under Muhammadu Buhari as military leader and won his respect and admiration must be a man of integrity and honesty.
“I mourn with his family, both immediate and extended. I mourn with the people of Buguma, Kalabari Kingdom, the government and people of Rivers State and Nigeria, which he served selflessly.
“My prayer is that God Almighty grants him eternal rest. I also hope and pray that his good legacies will continue to endure.”
R.I.P Prof. Tam David-West.
Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu (born 29 March 1952) is a Nigerian politician who was elected senator for the Lagos West Constituency in Lagos State, Nigeria in 1993. The election was just prior to a military take-over in December 1993. After the return to democracy, he was elected governor of Lagos State, holding office from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He is a member of the All Progressives Congress party; he also holds both the chieftaincies of the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in Niger State, Nigeria. He has been routinely referred to as the national leader of the APC during the presidency of Muhammadu Buhari.
Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu was born on 29 March 1952 in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. His mother, Chief Abibatu Mogaji, was a trader who eventually became the Iyaloja of Lagos.
He attended St. John’s Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos and Children’s Home School in Ibadan, South West of Nigeria. Tinubu then went to the United States in 1975, where he studied first at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, Illinois, and then at Chicago State University. He graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Tinubu is married to Oluremi Tinubu, the current senator representing Lagos central. His mother, Chief Abibatu Mogaji, died on 15 June, 2014 at the age of 96. He is a Muslim. On 31 October, 2017 his son Jide Tinubu had a heart attack while in London. He was later confirmed dead.