Meet Chief Audu Ogbeh, The New Minister of Agriculture and Rural development
Chief Audu Ogbeh who hails from Otukpo in Benue State was born 68 years ago. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French language from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 1972 and followed it up with a Masters Degree in Literature from the University of Toulouse, France in 1974.
He was a lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria from 1972 to 1977 and later became the Head of Department of Languages, Arts and Social sciences in the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo from 1977 to 1979.
Chief Audu Ogbeh was Deputy Speaker in the Benue State legislature from 1979 to 1982 before his appointment as a Minister of Communications and then Minister of Steel Development between 1982 and 1983 .
Chief Audu Ogbeh left politics for agricultural business and consultancy in 1984 but came back to team up with the Dr Alex Ekwueme Presidential Campaign in 1998 as its Director-General. Between 2001 and 2005, Chief Audu Ogbeh served as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party. He later joined forces with other democrats to work on the emergence of All Progressives Congress (APC) as the governing party in Nigeria.