Elder statesman and former Minister of Finance Malam Adamu Ciroma, is dead.
Family sources said the elder statesman died at the Turkish Hospital, Abuja on Thursday after a protracted illness. Mr Ciroma was 84 years old.
The deceased, a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), was finance minister under President Olusegun Obasanjo administration from 1999 to 2003.
He also served as Minister of Agriculture and Managing Director of the defunct New Nigerian Newspapers.