Gidado Idris, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), died on Friday at 82 without writing a book.

But in an interview with Weekly Trust on his 80th birthday in 2015, he recounted his experiences in his public service career that lasted for 35 years.

Idris, who was personal secretary to the late Ahmadu Bello, recalled how Kaduna Nzeogwu, a major at the time, killed the premier of the defunct northern region in the ill-fated January 15, 1966 coup.

The product of the University of Leeds,UK, narrated. “On the evening before the tragedy, on the 14th of January, 1966, at about 8:00pm, late Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa called and wanted to speak to the late Premier. He was free, so I put him through. Afterwards, the Premier called me and he said he wanted to know the extent of his indebtedness to shops where we used to collect things, like Kingsway,…

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