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Former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has lamented the death of Mallam Adamu Ciroma at the age of 83 years, describing the former minister and governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria as a patriot who played historic roles in Nigeria’s development.
In a statement of condolence to the family of the deceased and the people of Yobe State, Jonathan noted that Ciroma left enviable records while serving Nigeria in various capacities.
A press release issued by Ikechukwu Eze, the former President’s media aide, quoted Jonathan to have further said:
“Mallam Ciroma was a well respected statesman and committed patriot who creditably acquitted himself and left enviable records while serving our nation in various capacities.
“It is almost impossible to find a man who bestrode and dominated the worlds of journalism and banking as he did. Mallam Ciroma played historic roles in the social and political development of Nigeria and his death is a sad loss to our nation.
“He will be remembered for his sagacity, leadership credentials and worthy contributions to the nation’s growth and development,” the statement emphasised.