However, the National elections the next year were aborted by a military coup that led to General Sani Abacha taking power. After the return to democracy in , he was appointed Ambassador to Kenya in Tapgun was among elders who argued that the state of emergency should last longer, to give time to restore lasting peace. Tapgun was confirmed as Federal Minister of Industry on 7 July He announced formation of two new standardization bodies to help improve quality,  In September , speaking at the launch of a N5. The chairman of Dunlop did not agree, but said there was future promise. In July , with soaring cement prices due to lack of supply, Tapgun was head of an inter-ministerial committee to assess the investors in the industry. Despite reassurances that the plant would soon reopen, it was still closed as of November The two governments agreed to partner on trade and investment.
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Alabo Graham Douglas, Ebitimi Banigo, and Fidelis Tapgun were once prominent and held public offices but in recent times have been out of public space. He was first appointed minister of youth, sports and culture in by General Ibrahim Babangida and subsequently minister of aviation by and later minister of labour and productivity in under the same administration. Chief Graham Douglas was also appointed minister of culture in under President Olusegun Obasanjo. Prior to coming on the national stage he was the commissioner for youths, sports and culture in Rivers state.
In this interview, the former first lady of Plateau State speaks on the misconceptions about her husband, his love for trees and the things he does for fun. Rosalyn Tapgun: He is a very caring and loving husband; he encourages you when you have the passion for something. He is amiable and accepts me for who I am. As a father, he befriends his children because he wants to understand them. His younger sisters and I were in the same primary school and we lived in the same area in Jos, so to say.
A former Governor of Plateau State, Amb. For the PDP, he said the party needs to be returned to the people at the grassroots to own before it can take its rightful place again. Delving into the June 12, election debacle, he said until the Federal Government declare late MKO Abiola as elected President of Nigeria, celebration of democracy day on June 12 would have no meaning. Your served in the Alex Ekwueme PDP reconciliation committee, has the party implemented your recommendations since then? They have not been addressed. This is one of the greatest things that have been disturbing my life in this world. PDP is very solid in this country, there is nothing you can do about it, it has its ups and down, yes, so there is nothing you can do to uproot PDP. It was formed from the grassroots and not from the top. After it was launched in Abuja, we had the first elections, it was local government elections and we swept this country.