A former Nigerian Minister of Labour and Productivity, Alhaji Hussaini Zanwa Akwanga, is dead.
Akwanga, died on Friday, at the age of 77 after a protracted illness in his home town of Akwanga, the headquarters of Akwanga local government of Nasarawa State.
Mr Akwanga, a professional teacher, was made minister in 2003, but was sacked by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo.
In 2017 the former minister was kidnapped in his farm in Kurmin Tagwaye Village, near Akwanga, but was however released two days later after paying ransom.
The deputy chairman of Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Safiyanu Isa, confirmed the development, saying “the former minister died today (Friday), in Akwanga”
He has since been buried according to Islamic rites in his home town, Akwanga.