Biography

Lifetime of Late Sir Chief John Ogar Odey

Birth

John Ogar Odey (November 1, 1959 – 7 October 2018) was appointed Nigerian minister of information and communications in July 2007, and became minister for environment in December 2008 after President Umaru Yar’Adua reshuffled his cabinet.

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Education

Odey graduated with a B.Sc. in banking and finance from the University of Calabar in 1986. He has been active within the media, with positions such as general manager for South-South Communication and chairman of News Agency of Nigeria. He was appointed National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2004.

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Work Experience

He served as minister of information and communications and then as minister for the environment in the cabinet of Umaru Yar’Adua. In March 2010, he handed over to the permanent secretary for the ministry of environment after Vice President Goodluck Jonathan dissolved his cabinet.

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About

Sir John Ogar Odey (November 1, 1959 – 7 October 2018) was appointed Nigerian minister of information and communications in July 2007, and became minister for environment in December 2008 after President Umaru Yar’Adua reshuffled his cabinet. Biography Odey graduated with a B.Sc. in banking and finance from the University of Calabar in 1986. He has been active within the media, with positions such as general manager for South-South Communication and chairman of News Agency of Nigeria. He was appointed National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2004. He served as minister of information and communications and then as minister for the environment in the cabinet of Umaru Yar’Adua. In March 2010, he handed over to the permanent secretary for the ministry of environment after Vice President Goodluck Jonathan dissolved his cabinet. Odey died on Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, UAE, after a cancer-related illness that made him travel out of the country for medication. Odey remains was taken home on Tuesday November 6, 2018, for eternal rest in his hometown, Okpoma, Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State amid tears and testimonies. The body arrived at about 5pm, and was taken to the Christ the King Catholic Church in Okpoma for Mass in his honour. He was buried in Okpoma on Wednesday November 7, 2018.

Family

Son

Son

Tony Odey

Daughter

REMARKS OF THE MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT AT THE SENATE COMMITTEE MEETING

We are all aware that the most important and globally accepted agreement to address climate change is the Kyoto Protocol. The processes leading to the Protocol commenced in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro at a UN Climate Convention and by 1997 the industrialized nations agreed under the Kyoto Protocol to take legally binding targets on Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by 2012. The Protocol set a binding emission target for 37 industrialized nations. However, the Protocol has virtually failed to address the purpose for which it was signed.

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