ADAMAWA LOST A FATHER – Gov Bindow mourns Michika
From Tom Garba, in Yola
The governor of Adamawa state, Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow said the entire State is in mourning mood over the death of the first civilian governor of the state, Alhaji Saleh Michika.
Michika was the first Governor of the state immediately it was carved out of the defunct Gongola between January 1992 and November 1993 during the era of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC).
In a statement signed by his special Assistant on Press and media affairs, Martins Dickson Bindow described the late Saleh Michika as an industrious and faithful leader who did his best in developing the state and ensuring unity and peaceful coexistence among the people of Adamawa State.
Born in 194, late Alhaji Saleh Michika had 4 wives, 38 children, 99 Grand children and 3 great grand children.
Senator Bindow, who extended his condolence to the “the immediate and extended family of the deceased and the entire people of Adamawa State” prayed that Allah grant Saleh Michika Aljanna Firdausi.
Saleh Michika died on the 10th of March at the Federal Medical Centre Yola, where he has been receiving medical care.