Abuja — A former governor of Niger State, Dr. Musa Inuwa, is dead. He died yesterday at the age of 62 after he was taken to the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) at about 7:00 p.m.
He was said to have suffered from an undisclosed protracted illness.
He was born in 1948 by parents of the Kanbari extraction, from the Kontagora zone of Niger State.
The late Inuwa was governor of Niger State from January 1992 to November 1993, elected as a member of the National Republican Convention (NRC). He ran for governor of Niger in April 2003 on the All Nigeria People's Party ticket, coming third after Abdulkadir Kure of the People's Democratic Party and Mustapha Bello of the People's Redemption Party (PRP).
In March 2006 he and other Niger State leaders urged the government to prevail on the National Assembly to stop the constitutional review, on the basis that the Nigerian constitution was less than seven years old. In December 2006, he was made Commander of the Order of the Niger.
Before joining politics, he was a Consultant Surgeon and Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, Usman Danfodio University, Zaria.
Survived by his wife and three children, he will be buried according to Muslim rites in Kontagora today.