Former minister and ex-PDP spokesman, John Odey is dead

Former minister and ex-PDP spokesman, John Odey is dead

Former Minister of Environment and spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, John Odey is dead. He died in the early hours of Sunday in a Dubai hospi

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Former Minister of Environment and spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, John Odey is dead. He died in the early hours of Sunday in a Dubai hospital where he was receiving treatment for a cancer-related illness. John Odeh was also a former Minister of Information and one time Cross River State Commissioner for Agriculture. He also served as state treasurer of the PDP.

John Odey 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. Odey graduated with a B.Sc. in banking and finance from the University of Calabar in 1986.