Alhaji Aminu Saleh, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and elder statesman, died on Wednesday. He was 87.
He died at the Federal Medical Centre, Azare, in Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State after a brief illness.
A family source told a journalist that Saleh would be buried on Wednesday evening according to Islamic rites.
He is survived by his wife, 13 children and many grandchildren, among whom is the immediate-past Deputy Governor of Bauchi State Sagir Saleh.
Meanwhile, the immediate-past governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda, has described the death of the elder statesman as a great loss to the country considering his wealth of experience.
Yuguda, reacting to the news, described the death as a monumental loss not only to his immediate and extended families, Katagum Emirate and Bauchi State, but to the entire country, considering the late Saleh’s contributions to the socio-political and economic development of the country over the years.
Mr Ishola Adeyemi, Chief Press Secretary to the ex-governor, in a statement, recalled that he enjoyed fatherly advice from the late Alhaji Saleh during his eight years’ tenure as the governor.
He added that the ex-SGF was always frank and straightforward on matters of good governance and leadership.