An FG delegation, traditional rules, politicians and businessmen were in Potiskum for the 3-days prayer of the late Adamu Ciroma yesterday. They were also there to sympathise with the people of Fika Emirate, Potiskum and Yobe State, on the death of the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria who was, until his death, the Madaki of Fika.
The presidential delegation which included the chief of staff to the President, Abba Kyari, permanent secretary, State House, Jala Arabi, Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe and minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, was led by Mamman Daura.
The leader of the FG delegation, in his address, comforted the kinsmen of the deceased. “We came here purposely to attend the 3rd day prayers of late Ciroma, who died in Abuja. We wish to extend our condolence to the Fika Emirate and the good people of Yobe State. We lost a great pile of our democratic government,” said Daura.
The prayers, which also had in attendance, emirs from around the country, was presided over by the chief Imam of Fika Emirate, Muhammed Alkali Kali.
Speaking to Journalists shortly after the prayers, the senator representing Yobe South, Mohammed Hassan, expressed sadness over the death of the foremost elder statesman, whom he described as an epitome of integrity and an icon of transparency who lived an incorruptible life.
In another statement, this time by a gubernatorial candidate of Yobe State, Dr Aji Kolomi, late Ciroma was described as one of the nation’s shining stars and a front line states man who demonstrated passion for the unity, progress and development of Nigeria.
While commiserating with the family of the deceased, a member representing Fika/Fune federal constituency, Samaila Ahmed Gadaka, extended his heartfelt condolences on behalf of the enter members of his constituency to the government and people of Yobe State, as well as to the former associates and admirers of the deceased, the country over.