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Former Nigerian minister Kenneth Gbagi dies at 62



Kenneth Gbagi, ex-education minister, passes away at 62

Kenneth Gbagi, a prominent figure in Nigerian politics, has tragically passed away at the age of 62. His eldest son, Emuoboh Gbagi, confirmed the sad news in a statement released on Saturday.

“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,” the statement read.

The family expressed gratitude for the memories, achievements, and impact Gbagi made on countless individuals and communities throughout his life. They requested thoughts and prayers from the public during this difficult time and wished for his soul to rest in perfect peace.

Gbagi was notably the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the last election in Delta State. He faced Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 governorship election in Delta State, which he ultimately lost.

The passing of Kenneth Gbagi marks a significant loss in Nigerian politics and leaves behind a legacy that will be remembered by many.

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