First Republic Defence Minister, Inuwa Wada Is Dead
|Alhaji Inuwa Wada|
The former Minister of Defence in the First Republic, Alhaji Inuwa Wada has died at the age of 106.
Leadership reports that Wada died at his house in Durumin Iya quarters in Kano State in the night of Tuesday, November 24, 2015
His remains will be buried at 2pm on Friday, November 25, 2015.
According to his Wikipedia profile, Wada was a parliamentarian and minister of Works and Survey under the administration of Tafawa Balewa. He was a veteran parliamentarian towards the end of the Nigerian first republic and was given the Defense portfolio in 1965 after the death of Muhammadu Ribadu.
He was first elected in 1951 as a member of the Northern House of Assembly, he was subsequently nominated to the Federal House of Representatives and was a member and later minister from 1951-1966.
Wada was known by many as a quiet figure in contrast to the hectic demands of his ministerial portfolio in the Works department which was going through a period of increased focus on major developmental projects as part of a six-year plan during the early 1960s.