Late Adu served as the senior special assistant to President Buhari on economic affairs before his demise.
Adu died on Friday, August 12, 2016, based on the information available from reporters

Olayinka Oyebode, a special assistant on media to Dr Kayode Fayemi, the minister of Solid Minerals Development, confirmed Adu’s death through his condolence message. He expressed shock and sadness over the incidence.

Fayemi said that Adu is a personal loss to him and a major loss to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Sources say the late Adu, who hailed from Omuo Ekiti, Ekiti state, died in India, after a prolonged illness.