Jerry Gana
Professor Jerry Gana CON

Professor Jerry Gana (a Commander of the Order of the Niger), graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1970 with a B.A. (Hons) degree, (Upper Division) in Geography, and proceeded to the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, for an Course in Rural Resources Planning, leading to a Ph.D thesis on Market Place Systems and Rural Development in 1974. He further obtained a Certificate in Education from the University of London, and taught at Ahmadu Bello University from 1974 to 1986, rising to the post of Professor in 1985.

Prof. Jerry Gana has served the nation in various capacities with distinction. These include: Senator of the Federal Republic; Consulting Director of the Directorate of Food, Roads and Rural Infrastructure (DFRRI); Chairman of MAMSER; Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Information and Culture; Cooperation and Integration in Africa; and Information and National Orientation.

He is presently the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the University of Lagos, UNILAG.