The first democratically elected governor of Adamawa State, north-eastern Nigeria, Alhaji Saleh Michika, has passed away.
The former Adamawa governor died on Saturday night, March 10 at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, as a result of a protracted illness.
Mr Macaulay Hunohashi, the Special Adviser on Media to Governor Muhammadu Bindow, confirmed Michika’s death in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN in Yola, the Adamawa State capital on Sunday, March 11.
Hunohashi said Governor Bindow visited Michika at the hospital on Saturday and was later in the night called to be informed of Michika’s death.
The late Michika was the governor of the state from 2 January 1992 to 17 November 1993. He was a member of the then ruling National Republican Convention (NRC) and worked with the British Bank of West Africa in 1966 as well as John Holt company before joining politics.
The late Michika who was born in 1941, is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.