Nationalist, philanthropist, educationists, seasoned civil servant and Elder Statesman Shettima
Ali Monguno is dead.
The news of his dead was broke to the public through a statement released by the Hon commissioner for information home affairs and culture on behalf of Borno state government through his Facebook page.
The statement reads below;
Inna lillah wa inna ilaihi raji’un. It is with a deep sense of loss and profound sadness that we announce, on behalf of His Excellency the Executive Governor of Borno State, Hon. Kashim Shettima and the Borno State Government, the passage of our father and distinguished Statesman and Patriot , Alhaji (Dr.) Shettima Ali Monguno. He died this evening, Friday, 8th July, 2016.
His burial will, insha Allah, take place tomorrow Saturday, 9th July, 2016 at 2pm at his residence, near Government House, Old GRA, Maiduguri.
May Allah (SWA) forgive his sins and grant him abode in Aljanat Firdaus, and may Allah grant his family and the entire people of Borno State the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
Shettima Ali Monguno C.F.R. was a Nigerian educationalist and politician, born 1926 in Monguno-Borno state. He attended Monguno primary school, Teacher’s College Bauchi and Katsina, college of arts, science and technology Zaria, Moray House college of education and the University of Edinburgh.
He was M.P. in 1959, education secretary and councilor for education, works and social welfare Borno, local Government 1959-65. Federal minister for Air Force and internal affair 1965-66, federal commissioner for trade and industries 1967-71 minister mines and power, petroleum and energy 1972-75.
Shettima Ali Monguno was also President, OPEC, 1972/1973. he was Presidential Candidate during the Option A4 Elections in the early 1990s in Nigeria.
He is leader of Nigerian delegation to UNCAD II New Delhi in 1968 and member Nigerian delegation to United Nations for over 10 years.
He received keys to the cities of New York, Louisville, Kentucky, USA; Quito, Ecuador; and Lima, Peru. (Wikipedia)