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Buhari mourns former minister Graham Douglas

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Alabo Tonye Graham-Douglas, who passed away on Monday.

In a statement by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari sympathised with the Government and people of Rivers State over the loss of the “political stalwart, democrat and administrator”, who served differently as Minister of Aviation, Minister of Labour and Productivity, and Minister of Tourism, leaving “a legacy of distinguished service to the nation”.

The President noted the historic roles Alabo Graham-Douglas played in entrenching democratic rule and liberal culture, joining other well-meaning Nigerians and global leaders to stand and speak for justice and fairness, while promoting grassroots development among his people.

According to President Buhari, the investments of the departed in people and the building of institutions will be remembered by posterity.

He prayed that the Almighty God will grant his soul “a peaceful rest”, and comfort his family.

Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor