President Muhammadu Buhari has recognized the contributions made by Malam Adamu Ciroma, who died today, Thursday in Abuja, to the national unity and cohesion and his style of politics that sought to unite the people of the country.
In a condolence message today, the President said that he received the news of the death of Ciroma with sadness.
President Buhari noted that Ciroma, as a political leader and Federal cabinet minister for Industries, Agriculture and Finance, at various points in his life, will be long remembered for his remarkable service and dedication to the country’s unity, progress and stability.
He said that Ciroma, who was also one time Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), will be honoured for his contributions in promoting democracy in Nigeria and that his legacies should be a constant reminder to politicians who wish to work for the good of their communities and our great country.
Also, the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) , Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, said that with the demise of Adamu Ciroma, the country has lost an illustrious leader, consummate politician and accomplished public servant.
According to him, Ciroma, who was the founder of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was one of the illustrious leaders this country has produced, adding that he was a politician of note.
“You cannot but recall his days in the Second Republic National Party of Nigeria and in the Peoples Democratic Party where he was one of the party’s founding fathers.
“He also made name as an experienced technocrat and skilful public servant particularly as Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor and in later years as Minister of Finance.
“He was a fine man who played politics with a commitment to serve the people and change society. This did not come as a surprise given his background honed by sound education at the popular Barewa College and University and his nationalistic worldview.
“My condolences go the Ciroma family and the people of government of Yobe State. May his soul rest in peace.”