Born to the family of Andrew Thomas, a wealthy trader and auctioneer in October 1919, Chief Bode Thomas was a Nigerian lawyer, politician, statesman and traditional aristocrat.
From the information made available on Wikipedia, Thomas served with distinction as both a colonial minister of the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria and a nobleman and privy counsellor of the historic Oyo clan of Yorubaland at a time when his native country was just beginning the journey to its independence in the 1960s.
At a young age, he had the privilege of being made a leader of both Nobles and commoners.
Following on his successes he was then appointed as Nigeria’s first Minister of Transportation.
An intelligent and very outspoken lawyer, his life and also death was surrounded by mystery. As there are different opinions about what led to his early demise.
Today, we take a peep into 7 salient things many of us do not know about Nigeria’s first minister of Transportation.
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