A former minister of State for Education, Professor Jerry Agada, has died.
Agada died about 8:00am on Tuesday at the Federal Medical Centre in Makurdi from a brief illness after being hospitalised for over one week.
Reliable sources close to the family confirmed his death to our correspondent by telephone.
He was 68 and until his death, a Chairman of Benue State Civil Service Commission.
Agada was also a former National President of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA).