A former super permanent secretary during the Gowon Era and elderstateman, Alhaji Ahmed Joda, has died at the age of 91.
Joda died on Friday at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Yola, Adamawa State following a brief illness.
A family member, Mohammed Baba, confirmed Joda’s death to journalists.
The remains of the deceased has already been taken to Yola cemetery for burial according to Islamic rites.
“As I’m talking to you, the elder statesman has already been taken to the family cemetery for burial,” the source said.
Ahmed Joda was born in Girei local government area of the state.
The elder statesman led the 2015 Transition Committee of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Joda was a retired Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industries, and rose to become one of the super Permanent Secretaries under the military government of Gen Yakubu Gowon (retd.) in the 1970s.
He served as chairman and board member of various companies including; the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Nigerian Communications Commission, Pastoral Resolve, Chagoury Group, and the Flour Mills of Nigeria.
He was also a member of the 1988 Constituent Assembly which planned the constitutional transition of the Third Nigerian Republic.
In 1999, he was appointed in the committee to advise the Olusegun Obasanjo’s Presidency on Poverty Alleviation and in 2015, he headed the Muhammadu Buhari presidential transition.