Former Minister of Education, Kenneth Gbagi, is dead

A former Minister of Education, Kenneth Gbagi, is dead.

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

The statement reads in part:

“It is with profound sadness but gratitude to God that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, husband, and brother Olorogun Kenneth Omemavwa Gbagi, former minister of education, departed this life on the 4th of May 2024 at the age of 62. We take comfort in the fond memories of his life, his achievements, and the impact he made on the lives of countless individuals and communities.”

Kenneth Gbagi made news in 2020 when he was accused of stripping his hotels staff naked over alleged N5,000 theft.

The former minister arrested the four workers named, Gloria Oguzie, Victor Ephraim, Rosslyn Okiemute and Achibong Precious, who worked in his Signatious Hotel, Warri, Delta State, after subjecting them to dehumanizing treatment, including stripping them naked. Read More Here.

What You Should Know About Kenneth Gbagi

Born in September 1961 in Delta State, south-south Nigeria, the late Gbagi attended Bishop Johnson Memory Primary School, Sapele. At 14, he left for Kosofe Secondary School, Mile 12 in Lagos.

After his secondary education, he worked with a Foreign Service before traveling abroad to further his education. While in Hong Kong, he shot a movie titled The Birth of Hong Kong in 1993.

He used the earnings from the movie to further his education.

He studied political science at Sans Thomas University and went on to study criminology at the Philippine College of Criminology.

After his studies, Gbagi returned to Nigeria for his mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corp, serving with the Nigeria Police College Ikeja.

During his service year, he taught criminology.

He later proceeded to the University of Lagos to study Law.

Gbagi clinched the SDP governorship ticket in the last election in Delta State. He however lost to Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Before that, he served as the Minister of State for Education under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *