The family of Plateau Elder Statesman, Late Chief Dr. Jethro Akun (JP) SAF-MABOL (SARKIN YAKIN) RonKulere has announced Friday 12th February, 2020 as the date for his burial.
Copse will be taken from Airforce hospital mutuary at 7am to COCIN Dadin Kowa, Jos for funeral Service.
At 10am, corpse is expected to leave COCIN Dadin Kowa Jos South for Daffo in Bokkos LGA for final internment.
There shall be a Service of Songs by 10am on 11th February, 2021 at his residence in rayfield, Jos by 30pm.
Dr. Jethro Mangam Akun (JP) was born to the family of Galadiman Daffo and Saf Mandung, Da Akun Adawel and Ka Utawal Tuhndok in Mandung Village of Daffo District in 1945 at Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria, he is a fourth of eleven children in Akun’s family.
Akun being a man of many dimensions, was a former Commissioner for information and culture, Plateau State Member State House of Assembly, Member of National Constitutional Conference, former Deputy Governor and PDP Chairman Plateau State, and a successful business man among others.
He is survived by …..a wife, sibblings,
children, grandchildren, friends, relations and many associates.
The Statement by the Family also said all COVID-19 protocol will be strictly observed.
Below is the Biography of the deceased;
Chief Dr. Jethro Mangam Akun (JP) was born to the family of Galadiman Daffo and Saf Mandung, Da Akun Adawel and Ka Utawal Tuhndok in Mandung Village of Daffo District in Bokkos Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria, in 1945.
Being fourth of eleven children, Jethro’s journey to greatness began from Native Authority Primary School, Daffo, and later, Native Authority Senior Primary School, Bokkos where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.
His quest for more educational exploits led him to the prestigious Government Craft School, Pankshin where he obtained a Craft School Certificate, and then went further to Government Technical College, Bukuru (Butex) where he obtained a City and Guilds of London Institute Ordinary and Advanced Level Certificate. Not satisfied with his achievements so far, Jethro proceeded to UAC technical College, Akoka, Lagos, where he demonstrated academic excellence and leadership qualities by obtaining a National Certificate of Education Technical (NCE TECH.). Later on, he enrolled for Advance Diploma in Public Administration in the University of Jos.
Still unsatisfied, Chief Dr. Jethro Akun (JP), out of deep thirst for spiritual enlightenment, went to Theological College of Northern Nigeria (TCNN) where he obtained a Bachelor of Divinity Certificate.
He thereafter proceeded to Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. In his further pursuit of excellence, he bagged a doctorate degree in Management from Saint-Clement University in the United Kingdom, and was later honored with an honorary doctorate degree of Divinity from the Theological College of Northern Nigeria (TCNN).
Chief Dr. Jethro Akun (JP) was a Fellow of the Chattered Institute of Management, Fellow of Chattered Institute of Human Capital Development and Fellow Chattered Institute of Administrators.
He was a dogged Politician and a Leader per-excellence. A loving husband, father, grand-father, brother, uncle and friend to mention a few, Jethro was blessed to lead and serve humanity in various capacities; below is a brief summary of his impactful service:
Technician at Budurwan Trailer Company Kano (Internship) 1969
Technician at ATMN Bukuru, Plateau State (Internship ) 1970-1971
Nigerian Breweries Ltd Kaduna Technical Supervisor 1972-1973
Senior Civil Servant Ministry of Education Benue / Plateau State 1973-1979
Member 3rd Benue/ Plateau State Sport Organizing Committee 1973
Contested for Councilor Daffo/ Manguna Ward of Mangu LGC on
Zero Part 1976
Specialist Tested and Examiner for WAEC( Technical) City and Guilds
Technical Instructor on in- service course , Seminar and Workshop
In Paris France 1977-1978
Chairman Planning Committee for 3 Ron- Kulere Community
Secondary Schools 1979-1980
Elected Member Plateau State House of Assembly under NNP & Chairman
Works Committee 1979-1983
Member Legislative Committee Seminar Visit to USA 1983
Member Conflict resolution committee between Executive and Legislature
( Imo State House of Assembly) 1982-1983
Re- elected as member of Plateau State House of Assembly and
Served as Education Committee Chairman Oct. 1983- 31st Dec. 1983
Chairman Transport Committee During NPP Presidential Campaign
Of late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe Presidential Tour of Plateau State 1983
Secretary NPP Zonal Campaign Committee Central Senatorial Zone 1983
Member Plateau State House of Assembly Committee for the Creation
Of New Local Governments in Plateau State 1983
Chairman Governing Council Daffo Mangi Community Technical
College Daffo 1984-1990
Chairman Zima Nig Ltd , Jos 1984 to Date
Member of 11 man Federal Government Official Delegation to UK to
Understudy the Development of Small Scale Industries
Member 5 man Federal Government Committee of NASS/ FMC and industry
And organize workshop at ASCON to draw up blue print for SMEDAN
1st National Vice President Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industries 1985-1988
National President Ron- Kulere Community Development Association 1985-1988
Pioneer Chairman Church of Christ in Nations Nursery , Primary and Secondary
Schools, Dadin Kowa, Jos 1985-1990
Council Member College of Education , Gindiri 1986-1988
Chairman Board of Directors Plateau State Transport Company Limited 1988-1991
Chairman Daffo Mangai Community Bank , Ltd 1990-2005
Patron Plateau Hockey Association 1990-1995
Member Middle Belt Forum 1990 till date
Chairman NACOBS Plateau State Chapter 1992-2005
National Executive Member of NACOBS 1993-2005
Elected Delegate to the National Constitutional Conference Abuja
And became leader of Delegates from Plateau and Nasarawa States 1994-1995
Pioneer Member Plateau Elders Unity Forum 1994 till date
Executive member Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) 1994 till date
Member Federal Government Trade delegation to Senegal 1995
Appointed Commissioner of Information and Culture Plateau State 1996
Commissioner overseeing Ministry of Youths & Sports Social
Development and Chairman NYSC Governing Board 1996
Governorship Aspirant Under UNCP Plateau State 1997
Grand Patron Boys Brigade Nigeria, Rigip, Jos 1997
PDP Polling Agent for His Excellency Chief Gen Olusegun Obasanjo at the Jos Special Presidential Primaries 1999
Member for the creation of New Chiefdoms, Districts & Villages Areas in Plateau State 1999
National Executive officer African leadership Forum (ALF) Foundation , Headquarters Abuja (NGO) 1999-2007
Member Federal Government Committee on Coffee farming by Federal Ministry of Commence 2000- 2001
Chairman Investigation Committee on Executive/ Legislative Crisis Involving PDP members in Riyom LGA 2001
Director Superphoshate Fertilizer Company Ltd , Kaduna State 2001-2003
Chairman Free – Eye Care Centre Implementation Committee of ALF Foundation , Abuja 2004
Chairman Special Peace Committee Jos Axis, Northern Senatorial District, Plateau State Comprising SIX (6) LGAs June-Nov 2004
Delegate Representing NACOB5 at the NAPEP/NACOBS,
NACB, MR Conference in Abuja 2004
Member Board of Governors COCIN Schools Dadin-Kowa, Jos 2005
Chairman Governing Council Federal College of ‘Education, Zaria 2005
Chairman Committee of Chairmen of Federal. College of Education
In Nigeria 2005 — 2007
Chairman Board of Directors Eagle Microfinance Bank Ltd Daffo 2006 till date
Chairman PDP Plateau State Chapter 2005
Member PDP G34 National Committee 2005
Deputy: Governor. Plateau State and Commissioner of Education
Plateau; State : Dec.2006 – 2007
Presidential Honour of Member of the Order of the Nigeria M .O. N Dec 2006
Chairman Planning/Security Yar’adua/Goodluck Campaign Rally, Jos Feb 2007
Award of Excellency by N1CASS-ANAN .. .. May 2009
Trustee — National Association of Microfinance Banks 2010
National Vice President, National Association of Microfinance Banks 2010
Member National Delegation to Germany with GIZ for Study and
Training in Microfinance Administration 2010
Honored And immortalized by Federal College of Education, Zaria
for good leadership 2010
Member PDP Plateau State Campaign Council 2011 Elections 2011
President National Association of Microfinance Banks 2012 2014
Federal Government Coordinator SURE-P :Plateau; Central Senatorial
District and Member SCIC. . 2012
Proprietor “Private” Global College of Education, Jos 2012
Council Member Chartered Institute of Bakers CIBN Lagos 2012
Member Financial sector mission to Canada : 2013
Member Microfinance Economic Mission to India on Financial
Member Tiñk-Tink Committee for Professional at the National
Conference Abuja March 2014
Member World-Economic Forum Executive Committee 2013
71. Patron Chartered Institute of Bankers, Plateau State 2013 till date
72. Patron Boys Brigade 15th Company Jos South: from COCIN Dadin-Kowa. 2014
73. Member Committee on the Creation of Chiefdoms, District and Village Areas in Plateau State. Dec.2015- 2016
74. Plateau State APC Elders Advisory Council member/Spokesman. 2017 till Date
75. Chairman, Governing Council Plateau State College of Nursing & Midwifery Vom.
76. Deputy Coordinator North Central Zone..APC. Presidential Support Committee
Dec. 2018 — 2019
77. Chairman Board of Trustee Buhari 2019 integrated support group. 2017
78. Chairman Board of Patrons Plateau Stat?.Chapter of Buhari Support group centre. 2019
79. Member Plateau State APC campaign council 2019
The first traditional title holder in Daffo District and the entire Ron- Kulere Chiefdom i.e. The entire Bokkos LGA, 1995, i.e. the Saf Ma bwol of Daffo (Sarkin Yaki Daffo).
The first traditional title holder and the highest in Ron- Kulere land i.e. the Saf Mabwol of Ron- Kulere (Sarkin Yaki of Ron Kulere)i..e. Chief Warrior and Defender of the entire Bokkos
LGA Plateau State.
– Plague of Honors by Plateau State Government for excellence Representation at the National Constitutional Conference as an elected Delegate Representing Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency and being Chairman/Leader of all Conference Delegates from Plateau/Nasarawa States in 1994— 1995
– Plague of Honor by Federal Government of Nigeria for valuable contribution at the National Constitutional Conference in 1994—1995
– Letter of appreciation by Ron- Kulere .W.ornfl Association for valuable contribution at the NCC in1994—l95
– Merit Award by the Plateau State indigen’esresidefltfl9 Gombe 1995.
– Special Merit Award by the staff of printing/Publishing Association of Nigeria Plateau State.
– Merit Award by the Plateau State Students at Federal Polytechnic/Bauchi 1996.
Award of Excellence by Igbo Students Association of University of Jos. 1996
– Merit Award by the Student Union Government of Federal College of Education, Pankshin 1998
– Merit Award by Media Association in Ibadan in 1996
– Honorary Doctorate Degree Award in Management of Community Banks in Nigeria in 1998.
-Merit Award by the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) RCC Daffo in 2005:
– Merit Award of Excellency by the West African Students Association as the
most outstanding Chairman of Colleges of Education Accra — Senegal.
– Merit Award by National Union of Research Institutes of Universities,
Polytechnics, Colleges and Research Institutes in Nigeria.
– Award as Grand Patron by the Political Science Association University of Jos in 2006.
– Award of Members of the order of the Niger (M.O.N) 2006.
– Award for Ambassador for Peace and Unity by the House of
Representatives Committee on Police Affairs 2012 etc.
– Award of Honorary Doctor of Divinity by Cornerstones University Israel.
United State of America