Mr. Lawal served as minister under the late President Umaru Yar’Adua.
He died in the late hours of Saturday after a protracted illness at the Turkish Nizamye Hospital in Abuja, according to a family member.
His burial will take place on Sunday morning at his home town, Keffi Local Government Area, in Nasarawa State according to Islamic rules.
Until his death, at various times, he served as minister of labour and productivity, health minister, and works minister.
He is survived by two wives, children and relatives.