According to Vanguard, Former Communications Minister, Major General Abubakar Tanko Ayuba ((retd) is dead. The Senator representing Kebbi South constituency. in 2007, died Wednesday afternoon at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Senator Ayuba attended the Nigerian Military School and Nigerian Defence Academy. He was commissioned second lieutenant, Signals Corps, 1967; Second-in-command, Signals Regiment, 1967; Adjutant, 2 Signals Regiment, 1970; Company commander, 1971; Brigade major, 1972; Commanding Officer, 1973; Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Signals in 1978.
He was Commanding officer, 2 Signals Regiment, 1979; Commander, 1979-80, Commander, Signals Brigade, 1980-81; Commander, Army Headquarters, Signals Group, 1981-84 and Commander, Corps of Signals, 1984-85. He was appointed member, Armed Forces Ruling Council, 1985; minister of Communications, 1985-87, promoted colonel, 1986, director of Manning, Army Head quarters, Lagos, 1988-90 and was appointed military governor of Kaduna State, 1990.
He was elected Senator representing Kebbi South constituency in 2007.
Mat his soul RIP