President Muhammadu Buhari has received with sadness, the news of the passing of the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Malam Adamu Ciroma.

The President in a condolence message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Thursday, condoled with the Ciroma family, the government and people of Yobe on the passing of the elder statesman.

The President believed that Ciroma as a political leader and federal cabinet minister for Industries, Agriculture and Finance, at various points in his remarkable life, would be long remembered for his remarkable service and dedication to the country’s unity, progress and stability.

President Buhari also affirmed that the late former CBN Governor would be honoured too for his contributions to promoting democracy in Nigeria.

According to him, Ciroma’s legacies should be a constant reminder to politicians who wish to work for the good of their communities and the nation.

The President prayed that almighty Allah would grant the deceased eternal rest and comfort the elder statesman’s family and associates.

Malam Adamu Ciroma, an elder statesman, died at the age of 84.

Ciroma, who was a former minister of finance, died in Abuja on Thursday after a protracted illness.

Ciroma was also a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He served as Minister of Finance in the government of Olusegun Obasanjo from 1999 to 2003.