Engr Bunu Sheriff Musa, a minister under Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s regime, gave up the ghost on Sunday at the age of 74.
Bunu has worked in a variety of ministries, including Mines, Power, and Steel Development.
He also served as the Nigerian ambassador to France.
Dr Bulama Mali Gubio, the secretary of the Borno Elders’ Forum, confirmed Musa’s death and described it as “devastating.”
“We’re deeply pained by his departure. He was a good man. We were with him two days ago at the palace of Shehu of Borno and there was no inkling that his final days were near. Innalillahi Wa’Inna Ilaihi Rajiun.
“His death came shortly after that of another elder statesman Alhaji Tijjani Bolori. It’s a great loss to Borno and Nigeria. May Allah accept their souls and reward them with aljannah for the wonderful things they did,” Gubio said.