Former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Adamu Ciroma is dead. Family sources said the elder statesman died in a hospital, Abuja, on Thursday after a prolonged illness.
The deceased, a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was the Finance Minister under President Olusegun Obasanjo administration from 1999 to 2003. He also served as Minister of Agriculture in the Second Republic and was governor of Central Bank of Nigeria between 1975 and 1977.
Ciroma, who hailed from Potiskum in Yobe State, has been buried in Abuja according to Islamic rites. He died at age 84.