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Aminu Saleh, ex-SGF dies at 87

22/07/2015 22:11

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and elder statesman, Aminu Saleh, died on Wednesday at the age of 87.

He died at the Federal Medical Centre, Azare, in Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State after a brief illness.

A family source, who spoke in confidence, said Saleh would be buried  on Wednesday evening according to Islamic rites.

He is survived by one wife, 13 children and many grandchildren, among  whom is the immediate past Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Sagir Saleh.

Meanwhile, the immediate past Governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda, has described the death of the elder statesman as a great loss to the country considering his wealth of experience.

Yuguda, while reacting to the news of the death of the former SGF, described the death as a monumental loss not only to his immediate and extended families, Katagum Emirate and Bauchi State, but the entire country, considering the late Saleh's contributions to the socio-political and economic development of the country over the years.

In the statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ishola Adeyemi, the ex-governor recalled that he enjoyed fatherly advice from the late Saleh during his eight years tenure as the Governor of the State.

He added that the ex-SGF was always frank and straight forward on matters that bordered on good governance and leadership.

Source - PUNCH

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