Former minister dies at 71

Former Minister of transport, Ojo Maduekwe has  has kicked the bucket at 71 years old.

Reports say he died at his residence in Abuja, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

The former National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was conceived on May 6, 1945 in Abia State.

Maduekwe also served as minister of foreign affairs and culture and tourism, during the Umaru Yar’Adua and Olusegun Obasanjo administrations, respectively.

He was also known as the ‘keke minister’, after he called on Nigerians to adopt the use of bicycles.

According to Sahara Reporters, the former Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh also confirmed the death of Maduekwe.

The Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, Sen. Walid Jibril, also expressed shock at the news of the former minister's death.

Late Ojo Maduekwe was the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the PDP.