News just coming in states that a former Minister of Information and Culture, Tony Momoh, has died at the age of 81.
In confirming his death, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar described the late Momoh as a good man in a Twitter post describing how a good man he was.
“A good man, Prince Tony Momoh, has gone home. The veteran journalist, politician, and former minister was an avowed apostle of politics without bitterness. And like the prince he was, carried himself with dignity and respect. He will be sorely missed.
“My family and I, condole with his family; the Otaru of Auchi Kingdom, HRH Alhaji Aliru Momoh (Ikelebe III) and his Council; the government and people of Edo State, his friends, and associates. May his soul rest in peace.”
Momoh was appointed Minister of Information and Culture by General Ibrahim Babangida, holding the position from September 1986 until 1990. More details surrounding his death will be updated in subsequent publications.