Ex Minister, Graham-Douglas, dies at 82

A former Nigerian Minister, Alabo Tonye Graham-Douglas is dead.

Douglas died at an hospital in Abuja, FCT, at the age of 82.


Born 8 May 1939, he was appointed Nigerian Minister of Youths and Sports 1989, then Minister of Aviation in General Ibrahim Babangida’s cabinet.

In 1999, he was appointed Minister of Labour and Productivity, and in 2000, Minister of Tourism in the Olusegun Obasanjo cabinet, leaving office in January 2001.

He was the originator of CANIRIV in the 1980s, the first of it’s kind in Nigeria then, he was then serving as Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Rivers State.

He helped in the creation of Akuku-Toru LGA, Rivers State.

He was a pioneer founding father of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and served as Member of Board of Trustees for many years.

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