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‘We Lost A Very Good Man’, CBN Mourns Adamu Ciroma

The Central Bank of Nigeria has received with sadness, the news of the passing of its former governor, Malam Adamu Ciroma.

Ciroma was the Governor of the Bank from September 24, 1975 to June 28 1977.

The apex Bank in a statement on Thursday, condoled with the Ciroma family, the government and people of Yobe on the passing of the elder statesman.

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According to the statement, Ciroma was a firm believer in the sanctity and independence of the CBN.

“With a deep sense of loss, the Governor and Management of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announce the passage of Mallam Adamu Ciroma, who died on July 5, 2018,” the statement reads in part.

“While we mourn the loss of a very good man, an astute central banker and a patriot, we also celebrate his remarkable life and contribution to the banking industry in Nigeria.

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“He is survived by his wife and children and has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

“We pray Almighty Allah to grant his family and the nation the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”

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The elder statesman died at the age of 84 in Abuja on Thursday after a protracted illness.

Born on November 20 1934 in Potiskum, Yobe State, Ciroma was also a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He was a graduate of University of Ibadan and served in different capacities in the Public Service. He was appointed to the Board of the Central Bank of Nigeria in 1970 where he served as a Director before his appointment as the Governor in 1975.

The Octogenerian also served as Minister in the Ministries of Industry, Agriculture and Finance and on the Board of several companies. He served as Minister of Finance in the government of Olusegun Obasanjo from 1999 to 2003.

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