Former Minister of State for Education and a former National President of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Prof. Jerry Agada is dead.
Agada reportedly died at the age of 68 at the Federal Medical Centre, (FMC) Makurdi in the early hours of Tuesday after a brief illness.
The former Minister was until his demise, the Chairman of Benue State Civil Service Commission.
He was born on 11 November 1952 at Orokam in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State.
He was a career civil servant who 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.