Ex- petroleum minister Rilwan Lukman dies
The former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Rilwanu Lukman, is dead.
He was 76.
He died in the early hours of Monday at his Vienna, Austria, residence, after a brief illness.
He is survived by a wife and three children.
The late former minister was born on August 26 1938 in Zaria, Kaduna State.
He attended the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology; Zaria from 1956-58 and later proceeded to the prestigious Imperial College London where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering in 1962.
He was a pivotal member of the federal cabinet during Muhammadu Buhari and Ibrahim Babangida’s military regimes.
Lukman was first appointed Minister of Mines, Power and Steel between 1984 and 1985 and later Minister of Petroleum Resources from 1986 to1989.
As Petroleum Minister, he served as President of the Organisation for the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Conference for several consecutive terms from 1985 to 1989.
He also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1989 to 1990.
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