Tam David-West: Nigeria has lost a progressive voice who spoke truth to power – APC
The All Progressives Congress (APC) mourns the death of Prof. Tam David-West who served as Minister of Petroleum and Energy and also Minister of Mines, Power and Steel.
Indeed, Nigeria has lost a progressive voice and social critic who spoke truth to power. An erudite scholar, the late Tam David-West always held our leaders to account on issues of good governance.
We recall his strong advocacy for oil sector reforms, particularly the passage of a mutually-beneficial Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), fixing moribund refineries and ending the fuel subsidy racket that was a drainpipe on the country’s resources before the advent of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
While the death of the late patriot is painful and a sad loss, we take solace with the fact that he lived an accomplished and impactful life. In death, we remember and celebrate a man who served the country diligently and championed the cause of the poor and underprivileged.
The party condoles with the late Tam David-West family members, friends, colleagues, the people and government of Rivers State. We pray the Almighty God gives them the strength to bear the loss.
Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu
National Publicity Secretary
All Progressives Congress (APC)