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Former Minister, Kenneth Gbagi, dies at 62

A former Minister of State for Eductaion, Kenneth Gbagi, has died. His death was confirmed in a statement by his family 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.”

Born in September 1961 in Delta State, south-south Nigeria, 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 travelling abroad to further his education.

While in Hong Kong, he shot a movie titled The Birth of Hong Kong in 1993. He used the proceeds from the movie to further his education.

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

After his studies, Gbagi returned to Nigeria for his mandatory one year National Youth Service Corp where he served with the Nigeria Police College Ikeja. During his service year, he taught criminology.

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

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