The first civilian governor of Adamawa State, Saleh Michika is dead.
Michika, 77, died in a hospital in the early hours of Sunday, March 11, 2018.
He was said to have been rushed to the hospital on Saturday, March 10 but passed away on Sunday morning.
According to a family member, Aminu Iwaya, who was quoted by Channels TV, Michika died at the Federal Medical Centre in Yola.
"Michika was rushed to Federal Medical Centre on Saturday afternoon for medical attention by family members", he said.
Confirming the incident, Yohanna Mathias, the Chief Press Secretary to the current Adamawa state governor Mohammed Jibrilla, said his boss cut short his visit to Mubi in order to attend Michigan's funeral on Sunday afternoon.
Michika served as the first civilian governor of Adamawa from January 2, 1992 to November 17, 1993.
He was a member of the then ruling National Republican Convention (NRC).
Michika's death comes just days after another former governor of Nasarawa state Aliyu Akwe-Doma also died.