Adamu Ciroma dies at 84
An Elder Statesman, Mallam Adamu Ciroma has died. Ciroma died at the age of 84, family sources said.
Ciroma who was a former minister of finance died in Abuja on Thursday after a protracted illness.
Ciroma is a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He served as Minister of Finance in the government of Olusegun Obasanjo from 1999 to 2003.
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.
His wife Maryam Ciroma was also a former PDP National Women leader in Nigeria.