16th December, 2017
Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Alhaji Gidado Idris is dead. He was 82.
Governor Nasir el rufai of Kaduna State who broke the sad news on his facebook page disclosed that he died on Friday.
El-rufai wrote: ”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. ~ Nasir El-Rufai”
Late Idris was a witness to several key moments of Nigeria’s history. He was the one who helped identified the corpse of the Sardauna of Sokoto when he was killed by soldiers led by Major Kaduna Nzeogwu in a coup.