Former Nigerian Minister of Education Kenneth Gbagi is dead… here’s things to know about him

 Former Nigerian Minister of Education Kenneth Gbagi is dead… here’s things to know about him

Kenneth Gbagi, a former Nigerian Minister of Education and 2023 governorship candidate in Delta State, has passed away at the age of 62. 

His death was reported on Saturday, confirmed by his eldest son, Emuoboh Gbagi, in a statement.

“It is with profound sadness but gratitude to God that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, husband, and brother.

“Orogun Kenneth Omemavwa Gbagi, former Minister of Education, departed this life on May 4 2024, at 62.

“We take comfort in the fond memories of his life, achievements, and the impact he made on countless individuals and communities.

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“We kindly request your thoughts and prayers for our family during this challenging time of loss. May his soul rest in perfect peace,” he wrote.

Key things to know about late Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi:

Pedigree and Competence: Gbagi, a former Minister of Education (State), is a leading PDP governorship aspirant in Delta State for 2023, known for his pedigree and competence.

Upbringing and Discipline: His self-confidence, often mistaken for egotism, stems from his strict upbringing under his father, Robinson Gbagi.

Previous Roles: Gbagi served as Chairman of Delta Development and Property Authority (DDPA) during the military administration of Bassey Asuquo, where he tackled corruption and improved revenue generation.

Endorsements and Recommendations: Received endorsements from respected figures like General Yakubu Gowon and the Olu of Warri Kingdom.

Business Ventures: Known for his successful business ventures, creating employment opportunities within and outside Delta State.

Political Persistence: Despite challenges, he remains committed to the PDP and continues to invest in Delta State’s development.

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