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Nigeria’s ex-Head of Service, Adamu Fika, dies at 90

Malam Adamu Fika, a former Head of Civil Service of Nigeria has died at the age of 90. Fika died mid-flight while returning from London to Kaduna on Tuesday night, Oct. 24. He was in a London hospital to treat an undisclosed ailment. His death was announced by the Secretary Fika Emirate Council Potiskum, Yobe State, Ali Gimba Fika in a statement. According to the statement, Mallam Adamu Fika, the Waziri of Fika was a renowned and seasoned educationist and administrator, a native of Fika, Yobe State, born in 1933 in Fika, Yobe State. Fika is the first and only Nigerias Head of Service to resign because he was not comfortable being at the helm of affairs when by his training, he perceived the civil service was being destroyed, the statement added. The deceased during his life held several prominent positions, including: Head of Civil Service of the Federation in 1986, as well as permanent secretary at various federal ministries, that include Internal Affairs, Commerce, Communications, among others. Funeral prayers will be held for him today, Wednesday by 4:00 pm at Sultan Bello Mosque, Kaduna.The post Nigerias ex-Head of Service, Adamu Fika, dies at 90 appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
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