The Governor and Management of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday announced the passage of Mallam Adamu Ciroma, who died on July 5, 2018.
Ciroma was the Governor of the Bank from September 24, 1975, to June 28, 1977.
Mallam Ciroma was born on November 20, 1934, in Potiskum, Yobe State. He was a graduate of University of Ibadan and served in different capacities in the Public Service. He was appointed to the Board of the Central Bank of Nigeria in 1970 where he served as a Director before his appointment as the Governor in 1975. He also served as Minister in the Ministries of Industry, Agriculture, and Finance and on the Board of several companies.
In a statement, the apex bank said Mallam Ciroma was until his demise, a firm believer in the sanctity and independence of the bank and was still of immense service to the institution.
The bank noted that while it mourns the loss of a very good man, an astute central banker, and a patriot, it also celebrate his remarkable life and contribution to the banking industry in Nigeria.
The apex bank prayed that Almighty Allah will grant his family and the nation the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Mallam Cirimo is survived by his wife and children and has since been buried according to Islamic rites.