Ahmed Joda Biography, Age, Career and Death

Ahmed Joda Biography

Ahmed Joda is a Nigerian administrator. He was the administrative cadre of the northern region and the federal civil service. Ahmed Joda was born on 13 February 1930 in Yola, Adamawa state.

Ahmed Joda Profile


Ahmed Joda

Real Name

Ahmed Joda

Date of Birth

February 13, 1930


91 Years (2021)

State of Origin

Adamawa State









Net Worth

Under Review


August 13, 2021

Educational Background

Ahmed Joda Education

Ahmed Joda started his educational career at Yola Elementary School and later to Yola Middle School. In 1945, he moved to Barewa College.

Between 1954 and 1956, Ahmed Joda attended Pitmans College, London.

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Ahmed Joda Career

Ahmed Joda started his career at Moor Plantations, Ibadan before moving to Yola to become an agricultural officer.

Ahmed Joda joined Gaskiya Corporation, Zaria as a Journalist.

Between 1956 and 1960, Ahmed Joda was a correspondent for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service (NBS).

He was the Chief Information Officer of the Northern Regional Government from 1960 to 1962 and the Permanent Secretary from 1962 to 1967.

In 1967, he joined the Federal Civil Service as a permanent secretary. He served in ministries of Information, Education and Industries. He retired in 1978.

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Ahmed Joda was the chairman and board member of several companies including

  • Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC)
  • Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
  • Pastoral Resolve
  • SCOA Nigeria
  • Chagoury Group
  • Flour Mills of Nigeria and
  • Nigerian LNG.

He was conferred with the National honor of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) and Commander Order of the Niger (CON) in 1965 and 1979 respectively.

In 1988, he was a member of the constituent assembly that planned the constitutional transition of the third republic.

In 2002, Ahmed Joda was conferred with the national title of Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR).

Ahmed Joda was a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee in poverty alleviation in 1999 and the head of president Buhari’s transmission committee in 2015.

Personal life

Ahmed Joda is a Muslim from Adamawa state, Nigeria. His great-great grand father was Modibbo Raji.


Ahmed Joda Death

On August 13 2021, Ahmed Joda died at the age of 91 in Yola, Adamawa state.

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