As former Nationwide Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, clocks 85 at the moment, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has rolled out an announcement describing him as a gem that his house Adamawa State is happy with.
Bamangar Tukur was born on September 15, 1935, and rose in politics to develop into governor of the state in 1983 when Adamawa existed as Gongola (now Adamawa and Taraba states).
In an announcement launched on Tuesday by Humwashi Wonosikou, the Press Secretary to Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, the governor expressed hope that Bamangar Tukur’s 85th birthday can be full of affection from household and buddies and would convey him comfortable recollections.
Fintiri described Bamanga Tukur as an illustrious son of Adamawa State and a quintessential businessman and politician who made a distinction in service to Nigeria and the state in numerous capacities wholeheartedly.
“You had been in a position to carve a distinct segment for your self within the annals of Nigeria’s democratic progress. To us, you shine like a superb gem flourishing in all nice endeavours,” Fintiri mentioned in an announcement launched Tuesday.
Bamangar Tukur got here to limelight throughout his time as common supervisor of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) from the mid-1970s to 1982, in the middle of which period he tackled notorious port congestion by constructing extra seaports.
He left the NPA in 1982 and joined politics, and gained election as governor of Gongola State in 1983.
He was governor for less than three months, nevertheless, from his assumption of workplace in October 1983 to when the army seized energy in December 1983.
He was Minister of Industries beneath the Common Sani Abacha regime, after which the PDP nationwide chairman from when he was elected to that place in March 2012 to when he resigned on January 15, 2014.