Ex-Governor of CBN and Minister of Finance, Mallam Adamu Ciroma dies at 84

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

The Elder Statesman, died at the Turkish Hospital, Abuja, he was aged 84, family sources said.

Ciroma who was a former minister of finance died in Abuja on Thursday after a protracted illness.

Ciroma was a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He 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.

His wife Maryam Ciroma was also a former PDP National Women leader in Nigeria.

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