Ciroma’s death is a huge national loss, says PDP

.Gbenga Daniel mourns CBN’s ex-governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the death of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) former governor, Mallam Adamu Ciroma, was a huge loss to Nigeria.

  The party also pointed out that the late Ciroma was one of its founding fathers, a foremost democrat, nationalist, statesman, and former minister of Finance. 

  The PDP through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described Ciroma as one of Nigeria’s finest; an incontrovertible patriot, who spent his life making inestimable sacrifices for the unity and development of the country.

 It said that the late politician lived as a committed citizen; an astute administrator and highly disciplined politician, who  discharged all responsibilities vested in him with unequaled forthrightness and loyalty to the nation.

   “As CBN governor, minister of finance, minister of agriculture and the minister of industry, positions he held at various times, Ciroma played very vital roles in the formulation and implementation of crucial policies and programmes for economic stability and growth.

  “On the political sphere, this great Nigerian will be remembered for his roles in ensuring the stability and growth of our nation, and particularly, the roles he played in the formation and growth of the PDP. He played a leading role in Group of 34 eminent Nigerians, otherwise called the G34, that formed the PDP,” it said.

  The PDP said that it was saddened that he left the stage at this trying time in the history of the nation, when his guidance was needed the most.

   The party however commiserated with the Ciroma family and the government and people of Yobe State, while praying that the Almighty God would grant his soul eternal repose and fortitude to the family and the nation to bear the the loss.

  Meanwhile,

former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has described the death of one of the foremost Nigerian politicians,   Alhaji Adamu Ciroma, as a great loss.

In a statement by his Media Officer, Ayo Giwa, Daniel stated that the late Ciroma was a highly respected personality who distinguished himself as a public servant, journalist, banker, administrator and politician.

  Ciroma, he said, “was a very strong force in Nigerian polity and well respected in the political landscape over the years as he improved on the democratic ideals of the founding fathers and played his roles conscientiously and selflessly in the service to the his fatherland. 

  According to the former governor, the demise of Ciroma ended a glorious chapter in the nation’s history as one of the few remaining titans and forefront nationalists who laid the foundation for modern day Nigeria.

  “No doubt, his death is a great loss to the country and particularly, Yobe State having served across borders during his distinguished career but we take solace in the solid legacies he left which will continue to inspire coming generations”, he said.

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