former Minister under the Gen. Ibrahim Babangida regime, Bunu Sheriff Musa, is dead.

The former Minister died at the age of 74. This was confirmed by the Secretary of Borno Elders’ Forum, Dr Bulama Gubio. 

"We’re deeply pained by his departure. He was a good man. We were with him two days ago at the palace of Shehu of Borno and there was no inkling that his final days were near. Innalillahi Wa’Inna Ilaihi Rajiun. 

“His death came shortly after that of another elder statesman Alhaji Tijjani Bolori. It’s a great loss to Borno and Nigeria. May Allah accept their souls and reward them with aljannah for the wonderful things they did," Gubio said. 

Bunu was an administrator and engineer who served as a federal minister of Mines, Power and Steel during the military regime of Babangida. 

He also served as the Nigerian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France in 1998. 

And from 2009 to 2012, Bunu was the Chairman, Governing Council of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. 

He was born in Maiduguri and had his primary education in the city. He thereafter attended Government College, Maiduguri for his secondary education. 

He later attended the Federal School of Science to obtain his higher school certificate. Buba earned a degree in engineering from Ahmadu Bello University and a master's degree from Southampton University. 

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