Nigeria Former Minister of Petroleum, Rilwanu Lukman has died. He actually died this morning July 21st in Austria. He was 75.
Alhaji Lukman was a renowned engineer who held several ministerial positions in Nigeria before becoming Secretary
General of OPEC from 1995 to 2000.
He was appointed Minister of Petroleum Resources by the late President Yar’Adua in December 2008 and held the position
until March 2010.
Lukman was also made a Knight of the British Empire (KBE) in 1989 and Officer of the Legion d’Honneur of France in 1990, as well as being conferred with the First Class rank of the Order of the Liberator from the Republic of Venezuela.
Lukman was the first African ever
to be honored with the Fellowship of the Imperial College, University of London.
RIP Rilwanu Lukman.