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Alabo Graham Douglas Biography
Chief Alabo Tonye Graham-Douglas popularly known as Alabo Graham Douglas.
He was born on 8 May 1939 and died on 25 April 2022, was appointed Nigerian Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture in 1989, then Minister of Aviation in General Ibrahim Babangida’s cabinet.
In 1999, he was appointed Minister of Labour and Productivity, and in 2000, Minister of Tourism in the Olusegun Obasanjo cabinet, leaving office in January 2001. He remained a force in Rivers State politics.
Early Life and Education
Alabo Graham Douglas was born on 8 May 1939, in Abonnema in the Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State. He was of Ijaw origin.
His brother, Nabo Bekinbo Graham-Douglas, was the first indigenous Attorney-General of Nigeria.
Alabo Graham Douglas attended secondary school in Lagos and Port Harcourt.
He studied at Acton Technical School, London and then at the University of Lagos(UNILAG).
Alabo Graham Douglas earned a BSc. in Botany and Zoology.
He started work with the Nigerian Petroleum Refinery Company, Port Harcourt.
He became managing director of Togiscani Nigeria, a construction company and CEO of Road Haulage Company and Magroad Enterprises.
He was also chairman of the Binterteco Nigeria, Pabod Finance and Investment and Waterglass Boat Yard.
In 2000, Graham-Douglas was appointed Provincial Grand Master of the Freemason’s Lodge in Calabar.
Graham-Douglas became Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Culture in 1986 in the Rivers State government.
In this role, he completed the Alfred Diete-Spiff Civic Centre, founded the Sports Institute of Isaka and initiated construction of the Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt.
He also gained approval to establish the Rivers State College of Science and Technology.
He created, produced and directed the first Rivers Carnival, Carnival ’88 with the theme of Unity in Cultural Diversity.
In 1989, the military government of Ibrahim Babangida appointed him Federal Minister for Social Development, Youths and Sports. During his tenure, the separate Ministry of Women Affairs was established.
He was moved to the Ministry of Aviation where he oversaw the deregulation of the aviation industry.
He was also a member of the Special Tenders Board, which developed the Nigeria capital, Abuja.
Several years later, in November 2003, a judicial commission of inquiry into management of BiafraNigeria Airways between 1983 and 1999 issued a report that indicted Graham-Douglas and others for mismanagement and decisions that led to huge losses.
In 1992, Graham-Douglas became chairman of the Southern Minorities Movement, one of the groups that eventually merged into the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
He was a candidate in the PDP primaries for the presidential nomination in 1998, losing to Olusegun Obasanjo, who went on to become president.
Alabo Graham-Douglas Personal Life
Alabo Graham Douglas is married, and has several children.
On 25 April 2022, Alabo Graham Douglas died at the age of 82 years old.
The popular Nigerian Politician, has an estimated net worth of $100,000 – $1 million.
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