A former Minister of Police Affairs, Dr. Ibrahim Lame, is dead. He died at the age of 66. A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and a two-time governorship aspirant, Lame was said to have died in a private hospital in Abuja on Sunday after a protracted illness. Lame who hailed from Bauchi State, attended the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ohio University, USA.
He was elected Senator, Bauchi South Senatorial District, in the Third Republic in 1992, after which former President Olusegun Obasanjo, appointed him Senior Special Assistant in 1999. The deceased was also appointed as the Minister of Police Affairs by the late President Umaru Yar’Adua. He contested for the primary ticket of the APC for the Governorship in 2015 but lost to Mohammed Abubakar. He re-contested to fly the party’s flag in 2019, but again lost to Governor Mohammed Abubakar. Meanwhile, the outgoing Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, has condoled with the family and people of Bauchi state over the death of Dr. Lame. The Governor’s condolence message was made available to newsmen on Sunday through his Press Secretary, Abubakar Al-Sadique. Al-Sadique said that Gov. Abubakar, who attended the funeral prayer of the deceased in Abuja on Sunday, prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and his family the fortitude to bear the loss. He quoted the Governor as saying: “I was in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with Dr Ibrahim Yakubu Lame, and had the opportunity of working with him. “We will miss Dr Lame and will remember him for expressing his views on matters of nation building. May Allah forgive his shortcomings.” Photo Credit: Getty