A former Nigerian Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Malam Adamu Fika has died at the age of 90.
He died last night mid-flight on his way to Kaduna from London.
He was in a London hospital to treat an undisclosed ailment.
The elder statesman’s demise was announced in a statement issued by the Secretary of Fika Emirate Council Potiskum, Yobe State, Ali Gimba Fika.
“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,” the statement said.
“Fika is the first and only Nigeria’s 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.
According to reports, Fika held several prominent positions in the country.
Among these are: Head of Civil Service of the Federation in 1986, as well as permanent secretary at various federal ministries, including Internal Affairs, Commerce, and Communications, among others.
Funeral prayers will be held for him today, Wednesday by 4:00 pm at Sultan Bello Mosque, Kaduna.