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Tuesday 22 December 2020

Former Education Minister, Prof. Jerry Agada Dies


Former Education Minister, Prof. Jerry Agada Dies

Former Minister of State for Education and Chairman Benue State Civil Service Commission and, Prof. Jerry Agada is dead.

Agada died on Tuesday morning at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Makurdi.

At press time his Ankpa quarters residence in Makurdi has been taken over by sympathizers who came to pay condolences on hearing the news of his demise.

A member of the family who confirmed the demise of Agada but pleaded anonymity described him as a perfect gentleman and easy going.

Though no official statement has been issued by the family of the former President of Association of Nigeria Author, ANA, and Chairman, Governing Board of the National Commission for College of Education, NCCE, but a close family source disclosed that he took ill two weeks ago and was on admission when he passed on.

Born on 11 November 1952 at Orokam in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State, Prof. Agada, a career civil servant was appointed the Executive Secretary, Benue State Examinations Board, 1996.

He rose to the peak of his career and became Permanent Secretary, Benue State Ministry of Information, Youth, Sports and Culture in 1999.

He served in the same capacity in the Ministry of Education, Benue State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and the Benue State Bureau of Political Affairs before his retirement in 2006.

He also contested the governorship election in Benue in 2007.

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