A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Malam Dr. Adamu Fika (Wazirin Fika), has passed away. He was aged 90.
It was learnt that the elder statesman, who had been battling with a health related challenge for some time, died mid-flight while returning from a London hospital to Kaduna late Tuesday.
Funeral prayers would be held at Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna this Wednesday, October 25, 2023, by 4:00pm.
Late Malam Adamu Fika, who was born in Fika, present-day Yobe State in 1933, had an illustrious civil service career. He later served as the Pro-chancellor and chairman of the Governing Council of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.
He was also the chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF).
The Wazirin Fika began his educational journey at Kaduna Government College and the Nigerian College of Arts, Science, and Technology, now known as Ahmadu Bello University.
He held several significant positions, including Permanent Secretary of various federal ministries, such as Internal Affairs, Commerce, and Communications.
He also served as the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and made invaluable contributions to the development of Nigeria.
He received numerous honours and awards for his exceptional service, including the Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) by the Federal Government in 1992.
He was revered for his dedication, integrity, and leadership skills, making him a highly respected figure in Nigeria.