Former Minister of Petroleum, Tam David-West, has passed on at the age of 83.
His demise was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Buhari expressed deep sorrow at the death of his ally and friend, a man he usually called “the indomitable Tam David-West.”
A statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Buhari, Garba Shehu, said, “He had an indomitable spirit, stood resolutely by whatever he believed in, and was in a class of his own.
“President Buhari commiserates with the David-West family, the people of Buguma, Kalabari Kingdom of Rivers State, the academia, and all those who loved the forthright Tam David-West.
“President Buhari prays that God will rest the soul of the committed nationalist, urging all those who believe in the ideals he espoused to approximate same, for the betterment of Nigeria, and humanity.”