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Ex Federal Government Scribe, Aminu Saleh, Dies At 86

Aminu Saleh

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and elder statesman, Aminu Saleh is dead. he died today 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.

Aminu Saleh served as SGF under the regime of late General Sani Abacha.

A family source, who spoke in confidence, said the remains of Saleh would be buried later this 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 said that the death of the former SGF was 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.

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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. [myad]

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