Ex-SGF, Gidado Idris Is Dead

Nigeria’s former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mallam Gidado Idris, GCON, has passed on.

Gidado Idris died at the age 82.

According to family sources, he died on Friday at an Abuja hospital after a protracted illness.

Mallam Idris, who served Nigeria in different positions rose to the highest rank in the civil service before retiring in 1999.

The late Idris was a trusted aide of the late Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the first premier of Northern Nigeria.

He is expected to be buried today according to Islamic rites.

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