Buhari, Atiku mourn as Ex-Adamawa gov, Michika passes on in Yola

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By Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Umar Yusuf

ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Adamawa State on the passing on of their first civilian governor, Alhaji Abubakar Michika on Saturday.

This was as former Vice President and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has expressed his condolences over the death of Michika.

President Buhari

In a statement by the Atiku Media Office in Abuja, yesterday, the Wazirin Adamawa saluted the courage exhibited by the deceased while in office, adding the late Michika had the honour of pioneering Adamawa State into its democratic journey in 1992 as it’s first civilian governor under the then governing National Republican Convention, NRC, in the state.

Michika died on Saturday at the Federal Medical Centre in Yola after a protracted  illness.

Michika governed Adamawa State from January 1992  to November 1993 under the umbrella of the National Republican Convention, NRC.

Buhari, in his condolence message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday,   commiserated with the family, friends and professional colleagues of the ”astute administrator, political strategist and community developer, who worked variously with reputable international organisations before bringing his experience and skills to contribute to the development of Nigeria.”

He commended  Michika’s strong sense of patriotism and commitment to national development which he said prompted him to alter his career path from the private sector, and take up public office by contesting the governorship elections in 1992.

Michika was born in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, where he had his primary school and then moved to Yola Middle School now General Murtala College for his Secondary education and a university where he studied Arabic Studies.


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