The President of American University of Nigeria, Dr. Margee Ensign has issued a statement mourning the death of Alhaji Ahmed Joda, former Chairman, AUN Board of Trustee.

The statement which was signed by Daneil Okereke, Executive Director, Communications and made available to newsmen, reads:

I have just been informed of the death of Alhaji Ahmed Joda, our former Board of Trustees Chairman. This is indeed a very sad moment not only for our university community but the entire nation. Alhaji Joda was a distinguished patriot and outstanding intellectual who served with distinction in numerous public service positions. My condolences go to his family and his associates.

On behalf of all of us, I thank Alhaji Joda for his invaluable service and advice to AUN and our Adamawa community. May his soul rest in perfect peace, Margee Ensign