Ex-Minister of Finance and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has died.
Ciroma, a founding member of PDP, died on Thursday at the Turkish Hospital in Abuja, aged 84.
Family sources said the elder statesman died after a protracted illness. Ciroma was CBN Governor between September 1975 and June 1977.
He was Finance Minister at the start of the Fourth Republic, between 1999 and 2003, during the first term of President Olusegun Obasanjo in office.
He was also minister of agriculture and managing director of New Nigerian newspapers.