Mallam Adamu Ciroma, elder statesman, presidential hopeful and the first editor of the New Nigeria Newspaper, the most influential newspaper in its days, dies at the age of 84. He died at the Turkish Hospital, Abuja on Thursday,after a protracted illness.
Ciroma, a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), 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 in 1983.
He was 84 years old.