A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Gidado Idris is dead.
Idris died on Friday, December 15, at
the age of 82. Confirming the death of the former SGF, the governor of
Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai prayed for the repose of the soul of Idris.
El-Rufai who made the announcement and
prayer on his Facebook page said: ”SAD NEWS: From God we all came and to
Him we shall all return. Just learnt that former SGF Mallam Gidado
Idris died on Friday. May Allah Grant his soul Aljannah Firdaus. Amin. –
Idris, usually described as “a rare
civil servant”, was born on March 15, 1935. He served in the Nigerian
civil service for 42 years and was part of the many Nigerians who shaped
the country during his time.
Idris was one person who was able to
identify the corpse of the Saradauna of Sokoto after he was killed by
soldiers led by Major Kaduna Nzeogwu in the January 15, 1966.
The 10-member committee will be headed
by Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the government of the federation.
Ekwueme died at the age of 85 in a London Hospital after he went into
coma for several days.