Agagu: Former Ondo Governor is dead

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Olusegun Agagu, former Ondo State Governor is dead. He was 65.

He was the Governor of Ondo State between May 29, 2003 and February 2009 when the courts ruled that he did not win the 2007 governorship election held in the state.

The former Governor’s death was confirmed by Ayo Fadaka, the Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State. He was 65.

Dr Agagu was the Deputy Governor of the state in the botched Third Republic, when he served with Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua. Agagu Olusegun Agaguwas appointed as the Minister for Aviation by former president Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999.

He commenced his elementary education at St. Luke’s Anglican School, (now known as St. Paul’s Anglican School) Okitipupa, in 1954. In January 1958, he moved to live with his cousin, Edward Fagbohun in Ibadan, where he continued his primary education at Ebenezer African Church School, Oke-Ado, Ibadan.

He transferred to Kano in 1959 where he studied at the Ebenezer Methodist School and Baptist Primary School Sabon-Gari, Kano. He then moved back to Ebenezer African Church School, Ibadan where he completed his primary education in 1960.

Thereafter, he was in Ibadan Grammar School between January 1961 and 1967 where he passed his West African School Certificate and the Higher School Certificate examinations. He was admitted to the University of Ibadan in 1968 to study Botany but later changed to Geology in which he graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Second Class Upper Division, in 1971. As an undergraduate, his academic record was replete with laurels and prizes.

Agagu went to the University of Texas between 1973 and 1974 for his Masters degree in Geology. Returning to Nigeria, he obtained a Ph.D degree in Petroleum Geology from the University of Ibadan in 1978.

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