Former Minister, John Odey, Passes On At The Age Of 58, Brief Biography
John Odey, a former Minister of Information, under Umaru Yar’Adua government and later of Environment has passed on, aged 58.
It is gathered that he died in the early hours of Saturday, in a Dubai hospital where he is receiving treatment for a cancer related illness.
Mr Secondus also called for a one-minute silence in honour of Mr Odey at the event.
Brief biography of the late John Odey:
John Ogar Odey (born November 1, 1959) 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.
Mr. Odey 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 National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2004.
He 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.