Zanwa Akwanga dies at 77.

Hussaini Zanwa Akwanga, a former Nigerian Minister of Labour and Productivity, has died.

After a long illness, Akwanga died on Friday at the age of 77 in his hometown of Akwanga, the seat of the Akwanga Local Government Area in Nasarawa State.

President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed the elder statesman, a trained teacher, as a minister in 2003, however he was later fired by the President after a cabinet reshuffle.

He was abducted on his farm in Kurmin Tagwaye village, near Akwanga, in 2017, but was released two days later after paying a large ransom to his kidnappers.

Safiyanu Isa, the Deputy Chairman of Akwanga LGA, confirmed his death, saying that as soon as the former Minister was certified dead, he was brought to his hometown to be buried according to Islamic customs.

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