Former minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ambassador Maitama
Sule has died. According to Leadership, the former Minister died in a
Cairo Hospital, Egypt this morning.
Maitama served as the Federal Commissioner of public complaints in 1976.
In early 1979, he was a presidential candidate of the National Party of
Nigeria NPN but lost to Shehu Shagari.
While there he was chairman of the United Nations Special Committee
Against Apartheid. Upon the re-election of Shehu Shagari in 1983,
Maitama Sule was made the Minister for National Guidance, a portfolio
designed to assist the president in tackling corruption.
May his soul rest in peace, Amen.