- An ex-miniter of information has deied at te age of 58
- John Odey died of “cancer-related illness”, reports said
- He died in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A former Minister of Information, John Odey, is dead.
Odey died at the age of 58.
Announcing his death on Sunday, October 7, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, called a for a one-minute silence at the party's convention in Port Harcourt.
Although details of his death is still very sketch, Odey was also a minister of environment in Nigeria.
Leadership in its report however, reported that Odey died in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, where he was undergoing treatment for “cancer-related illness”.
Odey was appointed Nigerian minister of information and communications in July 2007, and became minister for environment in December 2008 after President Umaru Yar’Adua reshuffled his cabinet.
He graduated with a B.Sc. in banking and finance from the University of Calabar in 1986.
He has been active within the media, with positions such as general manager for South-South Communication and chairman of News Agency of Nigeria.
He was appointed the national publicity secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2004.
He also served as minister of information and communications and then as minister for the environment in the cabinet of Umaru Yar’Adua.
In March 2010, he handed over to the permanent secretary for the ministry of environment after Vice President Goodluck Jonathan dissolved his cabinet.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Randie Chima, an aide to Anambra state governor Willie Obiano, has been found dead in his room in the state capital Awka.
The late Senior Special Assistant to Governor Obiano was discovered dead in his own room on the Nwakpodulu Avenue after being last seen on Friday, August 10 evening “hale and hearty.”
The report quoted an unnamed source as saying: “I’m surprised to hear this story. That Randie is dead? We were together on Friday. He was hale and hearty. A good man is gone. Randie exercised almost regularly at Ekwueme Square.”
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