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Former SGF, Aminu Saleh, Dies At 87

Posted: Jul 22, 2015 at 4:46 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu, Bauchi

A one-time Secretary to the Federal Government and Elder Statesman, Aminu Saleh, is dead. He was aged 87.

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

According to a family source who spoke on condition of anonymity, Aminu Saleh wouls be buried  on Wednesday evening according to Islamic rites.

He is survived by a  wife, 13 children and grandchildren. Among the children are Engineer Kabiru Aminu Saleh, eldest son and the immediate past deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Sagir Aminu Saleh.

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

Yuguda in a press statement described the death of Aminu Saleh as a monumental loss not only to his immediate and extended families, Katagum Emirate and Bauchi State but also the entire country considering his contributions to the socio-political and economic development of the country over the years.

In the statement signed and released by his Chief Press Secretary, Deacon Ishola Michael Adeyemi, the former governor recalled that he enjoyed fatherly advice from the Late Saleh during his eight years’ tenure as governor of the state pointing out that he was always frank and straight forward on matters that borders on good governance and leadership.

Yuguda particularly recalled that the late elder statesman allowed his son, Sagir Aminu Saleh, to serve as his deputy between 2011 and 2015 declaring that he enjoyed working with him (Sagir) because of his loyalty and commitment, virtues he believed, must have learnt from the old man.

The former governor then commiserated with the immediate and extended families, Katagum Emirate as well as the government and good people of Bauchi State over the loss.

He prayed that Allah grants his soul eternal rest in Aljanat Firdausi as well as the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.