DO YOU KNOW? NEWS SOCIETY GIST TAM DAVID-WEST IS DEAD By Admin Posted on 4 weeks ago 1 min read 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr A former Minister for Petroleum and Professor of Virology, Tamunoemi Sokari David-West is dead. Born, August 26, 1936 in Buguma, Kalabari, Rivers State; Tam David-West was Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum from 1984 to 1985 under General Buhari’s military government. His death was announced in a tribute by President Buhari who described David-West as man with an indomitable spirit, stood resolutely by whatever he believed in, and was in a class of his own. President Buhari further prayed that God should rest the soul of the committed nationalist, urging all those who believe in the ideals he espoused to approximate same, for the betterment of Nigeria, and humanity in general.