Ex-Education Minister, Kenneth Gbagi, Dies At 62

Late Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi


The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2023 elections in Delta State, Olorogun Barr. Kenneth Omemavwa Gbagi, is dead.

Gbagi, a former minister of Education and an industrialist, died at the age of 62.

The renowned Criminologist and Lawyer died on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

A statement signed by the deceased’s eldest son, Chief Emuoboh Gbagi, on behalf of the Gbagi family, said: “It is with profound sadness but gratitude to God, that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, husband, and brother, Olorogun (Barr.) Kenneth Omemavwa Gbagi, FNIM, OON; Former Minister of Education, who departed this life on the 4th of May 2024 at the age of 62.

“We take comfort in the fond memories of his life, his achievements, and the impact he made on the lives of countless individuals and communities.

“We kindly request your thoughts and prayers for our family during this challenging time of loss. May his soul rest in perfect peace.”

Olorogun Gbagi was born in Sapele, in present-day Delta State. He attended Bishop Johnson Memory Primary School, also in Sapele.

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