YOLA — Ahmed Joda was born in Yola to a Fulani family in 1930, his great-great-grandfather was Modibbo Raji, a 19th-century Islamic scholar and contemporary of Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio. Ahmed Joda attended Yola Elementary School and Yola Middle School before proceeding to Barewa College from 1945 to 1948.
Ahmed Joda OFR, CON, CFR is 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.
Working Experience: Gaskiya Corporation in Zaria. , correspondent at the Nigerian Broadcasting Service, Permanent Secretary, Northern regional government, Permanent Secretary serving in the Federal Ministries: Information, Education and Industries, chairman and board member, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Nigerian Communications Commission, Pastoral Resolve, SCOA, Nigeria, Chagoury Group, Flour Mills of Nigeria, and the Nigerian LNG.
Yola Elementary School, Yola Middle School, Barewa College, Pitmans College, London
In 1965, at the age of 35, he received the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic
In 1979, Commander of the Order of the Niger;
In 2002, Commander of the Federal Republic.
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