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Home Profile Meet Iro Danmusa, Former Minister Of FCT, Aviation, Finance, Youth and Sports From Katsina
Meet Iro Danmusa, Former Minister Of FCT, Aviation, Finance, Youth and Sports From Katsina

Meet Iro Danmusa, Former Minister Of FCT, Aviation, Finance, Youth and Sports From Katsina

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Meet Iro Danmusa, Former Minister Of FCT, Aviation, Finance, Youth and Sports From Katsina 

Iro Abubakar Danmusa (31 December 1935 – 14 August 2010) was a Nigerian politician and former minister of the Federal Capital Territory. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of PDP and the first National Deputy Chairman of the party.

He was also the coordinator of the failed presidential campaign of Gov Victor Attah.

He comes from a respectable family from the long line of the Abubakar Danmusa family also known as ‘YanDakawa which its ancestors can be traced back to Niger and Mali.

He is the 6th born out of 27 children, his father Alhaji Abubakar Danmusa was the king of the town, Danmusa in Katsina state who isn’t actually from there but migrated with his family.

Iro Abubakar Danmusa was prominent in the government of Shehu Shagari, serving as Minister of Social Development, Youth and Sports (1979-1981), Minister of State of Finance (1981), Minister of Aviation (1981-1982) and FCT Minister (1982-1983).

The former Minister was also the first National Deputy Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and

The deceased was a pioneer member of the G18 and G34 both of which fought against continued military rule during the late General Sani Abacha administration before the groups fused with other associations to found the PDP.

He was said to have died in his home state, Katsina after a protracted illness which had taken him to hospitals at home and Egypt on 14th August, 2010 (aged 74 years).

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