….He was an outstanding leader-Dogara
President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo have expressed sadness at the news of the death of a former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Adamu Ciroma.
In a statement by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President condoled the Ciroma family as well as the government and people of Yobe State on the death of the elder statesman.
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, described the death of former Minister of Finance and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Adamu Ciroma, as monumental loss to the country.
Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu in Abuja, said with the death of Ciroma, Nigeria has lost one of its illustrious sons and highly respected elder statesman, with vast experience in many spheres of life.
“Although death is painful, but it gladdens my heart that late Ciroma lived a worthy and successful life,” Saraki said. “As a public servant, late Ciroma’s integrity was unparalleled, as a politician, he was unblemished and as a journalist, he was among the finest breed.”
He added: “Indeed there is no word or adjective that will be enough to describe late Ciroma, considering his invaluable contributions to the development of the country.
“We have lost a detribalized Nigerian, bridge builder and a strong pillar for nation’s unity. He will surely be remembered for his forthrightness and integrity. We shall miss him greatly.”
On his part, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yakubu Dogara expressed sadness over Ciroma’s death.
The Speaker noted that the late elder statesman was an “icon of transparency and an epitome of integrity who lived an incorruptible life.”
The Speaker, in a statement, described the late Malam Adamu Ciroma as one of the nation’s shining stars and a frontline states man who demonstrated passion for the unity, progress and development of Nigeria.
Be the first to comment