Elder statesman and former super federal Permanent Secretary, Ahmed Joda, is dead.
Joda died today August 13 after a brief illness at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.
Born in Yola in 1930, Joda attended Yola Elementary School and Yola Middle School before proceeding to Barewa College from 1945 to 1948. In the 1950s, he attended Pitman College, London, and gained practical experience in journalism while staying in Britain. After completing his secondary education in 1948, Joda was admitted to Moor Plantation, Ibadan.
He worked briefly at an agricultural center in Yola before entering the field of journalism at Gaskiya Corporation, Zaria. He later worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission serving as the editor of NBC Kaduna, then joined the Northern Nigeria civil service as Chief Information Officer and later permanent secretary in the regional Ministry of Information.
May his soul rest in peace, Amen.