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Elder statesman, Ahmed Joda is dead

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Ahmed Joda, an elder statesman and seasoned public administrator, is dead.

His death was conveyed in a statement made by Humwashi Wonosikou, chief press secretary (CPS) to Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of Adamawa state

According to the CPS, the family notified the government that Joda passed away in Yola, Adamawa state capital, on Friday afternoon.

He will be buried later on Friday according to Islamic rites.

Joda retired to private business during the Second Republic and served as chairman and board member of various companies including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

He also chaired the transition committee that ushered in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in 2015.

 

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