Thursday, July 5, 2018

Ex-CBN Governor Adamu Ciroma Is Dead, Aged 84

Mallam Adamu Ciroma, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Minister of Finance, has died at the age of 84.

The elder statesman was reported to have died at the Turkiush Hospital in Abuja on Thursday.

According to family sources, he died after a protracted illness.

The deceased, a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), was finance minister under President Olusegun Obasanjo administration from 1999 to 2003.

He was also minister of agriculture and managing director of New Nigerian newspapers.