The first democratically elected governor of Adamawa state, Alhaji Saleh Michika is dead.
Former Adamawa Governor Michika Dies at 77
Michika passed away Saturday night at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, as a result of a protracted illness.
News of his death was confirmed by Mr Macaulay Hunohashi, the Special Adviser on Media to Gov. Muhammadu Bindow, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Sunday.
He said the governor, who visited Michika at the hospital on Saturday, was later in the night called to be informed of Michika’s death.
The late 77-year-old was the governor of Adamawa from Jan.2, 1992 to Nov.17, 1993, following the creation of the state out of the defunct Gongola state by the then National Republican Convention (NRC)