He was the first Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano and also a former director of Cadbury Nigeria.
Close family members confirmed the death to Daily Trust.
Dr Tukur was a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He died from an undisclosed ailment after he was rushed to a hospital in Abuja from his base in Kaduna, last night.
“His remains is being conveyed to Yola for the funeral,” a source said.
Source: Daily Trust