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Adamu Ciroma is dead

The death has occurred of former CBN governor, former minister of finance & Madakin Fika, Malam Adamu Ciroma. He was aged 84.

Ciroma died at a Turkish Hospital in Abuja this afternoon.

A Historian by training and Journalist, Adamu Ciroma began his career as Special Assiatant Political Affairs to the late Premier of Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello.

Over the years, he came the Managing Director of New Nigerian Newspaper, and served as Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria in the military of Olusegun Obasnjo. He was presidential aspirant at different occasions and served as Minister of Agricultue under Shagari administration. He returned as Minister of Finance to Obasanjo administration in 1999.

The late Ciroma was a founding figure of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and served as member of the Board of Trustee of the party.

He will be missed for his courageous interventions in the political activities of the country at  crucial moments such as the Abacha regime when he and other statesmen wrote Abacha advising him not to transform as a civilian president.

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