Another Former Northern Governor Dies


A former Adamawa state governor, Saleh Michika, has died, just days after ex-Nasarawa governor Aliyu Akwe-Doma passed on.

[caption id="attachment_353920" align="alignleft" width="157"] Saleh Michika died after a protracted illness[/caption]

Michika is the first democratically elected governor of Adamawa. He was earlier said to have slipped into a protracted coma and eventually died Saturday night at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola. The former governor succumbed to his protracted illness.

Macaulay Hunohashi, the Special Adviser on Media to Gov. Muhammadu Bindow, confirmed the death of Michika. Hunohashi said Governor Bindow had visited Michika at the hospital on Saturday only to be informed of his death later.

Born in 1941, Michika was Adamawa governor from Jan.2, 1992 to Nov.17, 1993, following the creation of Adamawa out of the defunct Gongola state by the then National Republican Convention (NRC).

The deceased will be buried on Sunday by 2 p.m in his hometown, Michika

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