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One time Nigerian minister under General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida’s regime, Brigadier General Anthony Ukpo is dead



Nigeria loses the former information minister during General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida’s regime and later military Administrator of Rivers State, retired Brigadier General Anthony Ukpo.

The retired general died on Monday morning following a week after losing two of his elder sisters.

Confirming the news on Monday was the constitutional lawyer, Leonard Anyogu, who is the secretary of the Ogoja State Creation Committee which was chaired by Ukpo. Last week, two of his elder siblings died.

He disclosed that Ukpo died early Monday morning in a hospital.

Anyaogu said that Ukpo died as a result of lingering sickness.

He said, “I can confirm that the former Milad died this morning. He died in a hospital this morning.

“It is very sad. Cross River State has lost an asset.”

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