Former CBN Governor, Adamu Ciroma, Is Dead

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Updated July 5, 2018


A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and politician Adamu Ciroma is dead.

Ciroma who was also former Minister of Finance reportedly died at a hospital in Abuja on Thursday after a protracted illness.

Born on November 20, 1934, Ciroma would go on to play numerous roles in government and politics during his lifetime.

He received his secondary education at Barewa College in Zaria, Kaduna State; and went to the University of Ibadan before going on to become the pioneer editor of New Nigerian Newspaper in Kaduna.

From 24 September 1975 – 28 June 1977, he was governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Two years later, he made an unsuccessful bid to become the presidential candidate of the National Party of Nigeria.

Alhaji Shehu Shagari who won the NPN ticket and became on October 1, 1979, later appointed him as Minister of Agriculture (1982-83).

Ciroma would later play a prominent role in the return to civil rule in 1999. He was a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party and served as Minister of Finance from 1999 to 2003 under the Olusegun Obasanjo administration.