Former Minister of Works And Housing, Hassan Lawal Is Dead

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Hassan Lawal who once served as the minister of Works and Housing is dead.

Lawal was one of the ministers under the Umaru Yar’Adua regime.

According to Premium Times, He was reported to have died in the late hours of Saturday after a protracted illness at the Turkish Nizamye Hospital in Abuja.

Being a Muslim, he will be buried today as is stipulated by Islamic rites.

He is to be buried in his hometown of Keffi in Nasarawa State.

He is survived by his two wives, children and relatives.

Lawal was born in 1954 in Keffi, Nasarawa State. He was a bright student, attending the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and he obtained a Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) in 1978 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1979. He later obtained an LLM and PHD in Law from University of Warwick, England. He was appointed Sub-Dean of the faculty of Law of the University of Jos and head of the Department of Private Law (1987 – 1990).

He later went on to become the Company Secretary and Legal Adviser of the NNPC Refinery Company in Port-Harcourt.Between 1995 to 1997 he was the Special Assistant to the Minister of Petroleum Resources.

President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed him Federal Minister of Labour and Productivity in 2004 a position he kept up until President Umaru Yar’Adua’s death. In a cabinet reshuffle, he was appointed Minister of Works and Housing on 17 December 2008.

He left office in March 2010 when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan dissolved his cabinet

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