By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
Elder statesman and Nigeria’s former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr. Adamu Fika, has passed away at the age of 90.
Sources within the family confirmed the demise of the nonagenarian to newsmen on Tuesday.
The deceased died in London, where he has been treating undisclosed health issues.
His funeral prayers have been scheduled to take place at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna on Wednesday by 4:00 p.m.
He was born in Fika, Yobe State, in 1933. He was educated at Kaduna Government College, the Nigerian College of Arts, Science, and Technology, and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
He lived a life dedicated to the service of God and his country, which is evident in the position he held in his lifetime.
The deceased was at the time pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
The deceased was also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF).
He was a permanent secretary at various federal ministries, among other things.