Former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Agagu, is dead.
The former governor slumped on Friday evening and died before he could be taken to the hospital, a day after returning from vacation in the US.
Confirming the news of his death to icirnigeria.org, Agagu’s former Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Yemi Owolabi said the former Governor had slumped during a meeting he was attending in Lagos at about6pm and was immediately rushed to the hospital.
He added that his former boss was certified dead on arrival at anIkoyi hospital.
Owolabi noted that Agagu had shown no sign of weakness since his return from the US on Thursday.
Agagu, a scholar, was born on February 16, 1948. He was governor of Ondo State from May 29, 2003 to February 2009 before the court nullified his re-election as on account of electoral fraudulence.
Agagu was the first minister of aviation during former PresidentOlusegun Obasanjo’s first term from 1999.
He had his primary school education in different schools across the country between 1954 and 1960.
They include St. Luke’s Anglican School, now known as St. Paul’s Anglican School Okitipupa, Ebenezer African Church School, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, Ebenezer Methodist School and Baptist Primary SchoolSabon-Gari, Kano and Ebenezer African Church School, Ibadan.
He proceeded to 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 and graduated in 1971.
Agagu went to the University of Texas between 1973 and 1974 for his Masters degree in Geology, returning to Nigeria, for a Ph.D degree in Petroleum Geology from the University of Ibadan in 1978.