Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdul AbdulRazaq has mourned the death of late Ahmed Joda, describing it as the end of a great era.
This was contained in a press statement signed and issued to bewsmen in Ilorin on Friday by the Governor Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye.
The described him as one of the best public administrators in post-independent Nigeria and a patriot with sterling quality of records of integrity and service to the nation.
“I received the news of the death of Alhaji Ahmed Joda with equanimity who lived a fulfilled life that was marked by excellent service to his fatherland.
He belonged to the generation of Nigerians who gave their all to birth a greater country. Most remarkably, he steered the historic telecommunications’ revolution in Nigeria as the NCC Chairman. For these legacies, Alhaji Joda will forever be celebrated as a great administrator, a disciplinarian, and a patriot. But his death, inevitable as that transition is for all mortals, came at a time our country would appreciate more of his ‘class’ to give wise counsel in welding a united country that works for all. His death is painful and is a personal loss to me as one of his ‘adopted sons’ and protégées,” the Governor said in a statement on Friday.
“I commiserate with President Muhammadu Buhari, the people and Government of Adamawa State, and his immediate family. I pray Allah, exalted is He, to admit Alhaji Ahmed Joda to al-jannah Firdaus and give the family the fortitude to bear this huge loss.”