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Former Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Ernest Ndukwe has described late Ahmed Joda as a man of great intellect and integrity that would be greatly missed by all.
Joda who died on August 13 2021 after a brief illness was a Nigerian administrator who rose through the administrative cadre of the Northern regional government and then the federal civil service to retire as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industries.
During the administration of the youthful Yakubu Gowon, he was considered to be among a group known as super Permanent Secretaries.
He was also at a time chairman of the board of the Nigerian Communications Commission.
In an eulogy by Ndukwe, described Joda as great, fair minded, energetic, detribalized, discipline, humane, urbane and an intellectually astute Nigerian.
“It was a privilege and a pleasure to have worked with him as chairman of the board of the Nigerian Communications Commission when I served as EVC/CEO for 10 years. He was very professional in chairing meetings and never allowed emotions to cloud his judgment.
“He was a man of great intellect and integrity which earned him the respect of the board, management and staff of the Commission.
“I join all his family, friends and associates to celebrate this colossus and there’s no doubt that he will be sorely missed. May his noble and illustrious soul Rest in Peace.
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