The Minister of Information and
Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has
described the former minister of
transportation, Late Ojo
Maduekwe as a patriot.
The minister also said Maduekwe was
passionate about his service to the nation.
The former minister died in his Abuja
residence on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, »
at the age of 71.
Reports say the minister of information wrote
a condolence letter to Maduekwe’s family.
An excerpt of the letter obtained from Daily
Post reads: “There is no doubt that his death
is a big loss, not only to his immediate and
extended family but to the entire Nigerian
nation, which he served so well in many
capacities, including as Minister of Culture,
Tourism and National Orientation; Minister of
Transport; Minister of Foreign Affairs as well
as Ambassador to Canada.
“Please take solace in the good name he left
behind as well as his legacy of service to
Late Ojo Maduekwe was the Secretary of the
Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic