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Alagbo Graham Douglas, Two-time Federal Minister, Dies In Abuja At 82

Alagbo Graham Douglas, a two-time former Minster of Labour and Productivity and Aviation, is dead.

A close associate, who confirmed the death of Douglas, said he died in Abuja in the early hours of Monday.

A Kalabari High Chief in Rivers where the late minister hailed from, Chief Ngo Martins Yellowe, also confirmed the death of the former Minister in Port Harcourt, Rivers capital.

Yellowe, a veteran journalist, said the late Minster had been sick for some time.

He was the Minister of Social Development and Aviation during the Geenral Ibrahim Babangida administration and served as Minister of Culture and Tourism, as well as that of Labour, Employment and Productivity under ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Shortly after his 80th birthday in 2019, the public relations expert granted Daily Trust an interview where he said nobody in his family reached the Octogenarian stage.

“I have passed through the valley of shadow of death. I think I am luckier than most of my brothers because nobody in my family has ever reached the age of 80. I went through several challenges of life – bitter ones, sometimes very close to death, yet God saved me and put me on the path of the living. I am feeling very elated.”

First published in Daily Trust

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