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Gabriel Aduku, a former Minister of State for Health in Nigeria in the administration of former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has passed away.

Aduku, a former chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), died at the age of 80.

According to a source close to the family, late Chief Aduku left Nigeria for United States before his 80th Birthday, which he celebrated on February 3rd, 2024, with some members of the family over there.

A traditional title holder of Amana Ogohi Atta Igala, Chief, Arc. GY. Aduku a great leader who meant well for his people, the Igala nation, had also made indelible marks on the national and international scenes, both,professionally and politically.

He was President of the Nigeria Institute of Architect, (NIA), Architects Registration Council of Nigeria,(ARCON) as well as Chairman, Board of Trustees.

The Arewa Consultative Forum had in mid December 2023 removed Aduku as its national chairman.

Aduku was swiftly replaced by Mamman Osman, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

Aduku, an architect, was to serve ACF for three years but the tenure was truncated.

However, the ACF’s National Publicity, Prof. Tukur Mohammed-Baba, in response to inquiries, said the former chairman was never elected but selected, justifying the removal.

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party , PDP, Arc. Gabriel Adukwu, was born on Thursday 3rd February, 1944 in Anyigba, Dekina L.G.A of Kogi State to the family of Aduku Aguye Aga of Ameh Ohiga clan,died while on medical trip in the United States of America.

Sources said he left for the country two week ago to seeks for medical check up in the US.

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