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Adamu Fika dies at 90

A former Head of Civil Service of the Government of the Federation, Malam Adamu Fika, is dead.

The Secretary Fika Emirate Council Potiskum,Yobe State, Ali Gimba Fika, announced his death in a statement, issued on Tuesday night.

The statement said the Wazirin Fiika died at 90, at a London hospital.

His funeral prayers would take place at the Sultan Bello Mosque Kaduna on Wednesday by 4pm.

He was born in Fika, Yobe State in 1933.

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He attended Fika Elementary School, 1941-45 ; Borno Middle School, Maiduguri, 1947 for his primary education , Kaduna Government College (now Barewa College, Zaria), 1948 – 1951; Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Zaria, 1952-53; Institute of Statisticians, London, UK, 1958; Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, England, August-December, 1969; Royal Institute of Public Administration, University of Manchester, UK, 1978

He was appointed a Mathematics and Physics Teacher, in his alma mater Barewa College, Zaria in 1956.

He thereafter took up a new appointment as a teacher in Government Secondary School, Katsina-Ala, Benue State, 1958.

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Provincial Inspector of Education, Provincial Education Officer, Zaria, 1960;

He was appointed an Inspector of Education, Adamawa Province, Yola, 1962.

And Principal, Federal Training Centre (FTC), Kaduna, 1962;

He was the Deputy Secretary, Interim Common Services Agency, 1968 – 1970;

Secretary, Interim Common Services Agency, 1970;

Commissioner of Finance, North-Eastern State, 1972.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs, Lagos, 1975.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Commerce, 1979;

Permanent Secretary, Public Service Department, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, 1981 – 1982.

Permanent Secretary, Police Affairs Department, Executive Office of the President.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications, 1982 – 1984.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory and Chief Executive, Federal Capital Development Authority, Abuja, 1984.

Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, 1986; retired from the Federal Public Service, 1988;

Chairman, National Commission for Colleges of Education, March 1989 – 1990.

Administrative Secretary by the Federal Government for Social Democratic Party, 1990.

Chairman, United Bank for Africa (Government Appointee), January 1990 – March 1993.

Clerk and Director General of the National Assembly, 1992 – 1993.

First Chairman, Salaries and Wages Commission, September 1992 – March 1993.

First Chairman, Federal Character Commission, December 1995 – March 2001.

Pro – Pro-Chancellor, Chairman Governing Council, ABU Zaria – 2018

He is currently the Chairman BOT Arewa Consultative Forum(ACF)

He was awarded the national honour of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) in1992

Awarded LLD by the Bayero University Kano.

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