Former Minister of Petroleum, Rilwanu Lukman dies at 75


Alhaji Rilwanu Lukman, former Secretary General of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC and also a former Nigerian Petroleum Minister has died.

Sources reveal that Lukman who has been ill for a while died in Vienna in the early hours of Monday at the age of 76.

A Family source that disclosed the information of his death this morning said the family is making plans to fly his corpse back to Nigeria for burial any moment from now .

According to him, arrangement is also being made to formally the government and the public who he serve “meritoriously” while holding several ministerial positions and OPEC secretary.

Until he quit public service in 2010 , the late Lukman was Minister of Petroleum Resources .

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