Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Agba, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the ongoing 34th West African Power Pool (WAPP) co-ordination meeting of technical and financial partners, said that this decision was adopted by the ECOWAS ministers in charge of energy on December 4, 2018 and subsequently approved by the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on December 22, 2018 through Supplementary Act.

The death has been announced of the mother of the Honourable Minister of State, Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, OFR. The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday 19th April, 2020, after a protracted illness. The announcement was made in a statement Wednesday by the Media Office of the Honourable Minister of State.

“It is with a huge sense of loss, but with gratitude to God for a life well spent that we announce the death of Mrs. Gertrude Amokeye Jedy-Agba fondly known as Mama Nurse, mother of the Honourable Minister of State, Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, OFR.


“Late Mrs Gertrude Jedy-Agba was the wife of the Paramount Ruler of Obudu, Cross River State, HRH Uti Joseph Davies Agba, Uti Itedem III, of Ukpirinyi, Utugwang.

“She is survived by 7 children, 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

“However, in line with Federal Government lockdown and directive on social distancing occasioned by the COVID – 19 pandemic, there will be no physical condolence gathering.

“Condolence messages may be sent via telephone calls, text messages, electronic mail and social media platforms.

“Funeral arrangements will be announced subsequently. We urge family and friends to pray for the peaceful repose of her soul.”

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