GANA, Professor Jerry

BA, Ph.D, geog rapher, university teacher, politician, born November 30, 1945, Busu, Near Doko, Lavun, Niger State; married Lucy 1974, two sons, two daughters; Education:.Govern ment College, Bida, 1960-64, Okene Second ary School, 1965-66, Ahmadu Bello Univer sity,Zaria, 1968-70, University ofAberdeen, Scotland, 1974; Career: Appointed Lecturer, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1973-79; appointed Reader in Geography, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1980-88; Consult ing Director for Social Mobilisation at the Directorate of Food, Roads and Rural Infra structure, 1986-87; appointed Chairman, Directorate for Social Mobilisation (MAMSER), Abuja, since 1987: appointed, Professor ofGeography and Rural Develop ment, since January 1989; appointed Minis ter of Information and Culture, 1993-95; Minister for Integration and Cooperation in Africa, 1999-2000; Minister ofInformation, 2000-date; Political Parties: member,defunct Nigerian Peoples Party, member, defunct Social Democratic Party, member, Peoples Democratic Party, 1998- date; International Honour: Honoured with Africa International Award of Merit for Lead ership in Enterprises in Africa, 1999; Pub lications: Over 42 articles in national and international journals; Official Address: Of fice ofthe Honourable Minister of Informa tion, 2nd &3rd Floor, Radio House, PMB 247, Garki, Abuja; Home: Maitama Ministerial Quarters, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
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