Mallam Adamu Ciroma, former Minister of Finance and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has died.
The late elder statesman was a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He was reported to have died on Thursday at the Turkish Hospital, Abuja at the age of 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.
Mallam Adamu Ciroma was born on the 20th of November, 1934 in Potiskum, Yobe State, Nigeria. He was also a former minister of agriculture.