Former Minister of Police Affairs, Dr. Ibrahim Yakubu Lame is dead. He was appointed minister in December 2008 by President Umaru Musa Yat’Adua. He reportedly died of brief illness at the age of 66 years.
Until his death, he was the Chairman of the Board of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). An educationist and politician, he ventured into politics and was elected a senator in 1992 during the aborted Third Republic at the age of 39 years. He was later appointed Senior Special Assistant in August 1999 by President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Before his election in 1992, Dr. Lame was appointed as Commissioner for Education in Bauchi State. He started out as a lecturer and later registrar of the then Bauchi State College of Arts and Science.
A traditional title holder in Bauchi Emirate, Dr. Lame was also Secretary of the Northern Union founded by the late Senator Olusola Saraki, father of the current Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
In the 2019 elections, the Santurakin Bauchi aspired for the governorship of Bauchi State under the All Progressives Congress (APC) but could not get the ticket at the expense of Governor Mohammed Abubakar who was eventually defeated by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed.