Ahmed Joda, an elder statesman, was one of the finest administrators who held several positions in the Northern regional government and later, the Federal government of Nigeria.
Ahmed Joda, OFR, CON, CFR, rose through the administrative cadre of the Northern regional government and then the federal civil service. He retired as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Industries.
During the administration of the youthful General Yakubu Gowon, Malam Joda was considered to be among a group known as super Permanent Secretaries.
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