Ex-minister Jerry Agada is dead

Former Minister of State for Education and one-time national president of Nigerian Association of Authors, Professor Jerry Agada is dead.

Agada died at the age of 68.

A source told our correspondent that Agada who is chairman, Benue State Civil Service Commission died at Federal Medical Hospital, Makurdi in the early hours of Tuesday.

The source added that he had been hospitalized for the past one week before he died around 08:00 am Tuesday.

The family is yet to issue any statement but a close family source confirmed his death.

The state Information Commissioner and spokesperson for the State action committee on COVID-19, Mrs Ngunan Adingi confirmed the death of the former minister, but said she was yet to confirm the cause of his death.

The commissioner said, “Yes, Professor Agada is dead, but I don’t know the cause of his death. Let me make contact then I will get back to you.”

As at the time of filing this report, Adingi could not be reached for further details.

Professor Agada who served as minister during the President Umar Yar’Adua administration was 68 years old.

Until his death, he was the Chairman, State Civil Service Commission.

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