Maj General Abubakar Tanko Ayuba (rtd) former military governor of Kaduna State has passed on. The former governor died at the age of 70 at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Lagos After a Brief Illness.
Gen Ayuba was appointed a military Governor of Kaduna State by Gen Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, the then Military head of state. Before his appointment as a military governor he has served as the minister for communications.
In 2007, Gen Ayuba returned to Nigerian Politics to represent Kebbi South Senatorial district under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ayuba was appointe committees on Defence and Army communications, Navy, science & technology, Police Affairs, National Planning, Integration and Cooperation while in the senate.