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Elder statesman & popular politician from Northern of Nigeria Mallam Adamu Ciroma is dead

Mallam Adamu Ciroma is dead.

Mallam Adamu Ciroma, former Minister of Finance and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has died.

Ciroma, a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), died on Thursday at the Turkish Hospital, Abuja, aged 84.

Ciroma was CBN Governor between September 1975 and June 1977. He was Finance Minister at the start of the Fourth Republic, between 1999 and 2003, during the first term of President Olusegun Obasanjo in office.

He was also Chairman of Obasanjo’s 2003 re-election campaign organisation.

In 1983, he chaired the Presidential Transition Committee in 1983. Mallam Adamu Ciroma is an elder statesman, a popular politician from the north of Nigeria. Born on the 20th of November 1934 at Potiskum, Yobe State, Ciroma is a fortunate Nigerian indeed.

He has held many important positions in government starting even in the early 70’s when some of us were not yet Nigerians! That is, when some of us were not yet born! He had been a former Central Bank Governor, former Minister (in different times and epochs), former aspirant for the presidency. In short Nigeria has fed and nurtured Ciroma to the extent that today he is enjoying his retirement in all bliss having amassed enough wealth that will outlive him.

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