James Abiodun Babajide Adu (Jab Adu), who starred as ‘Bassey Okon’ in the now rested Village Headmaster TV series.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister described the actor, who died on Sunday at the age of 82, as one of the very few quintessential master artistes left of his generation.
He said Jab Adu lived an exemplary life and exhibited sterling qualities throughout his lifetime,
“He was not only well regarded as an actor, writer and producer but he also stood out for his patriotism and oustanding contributions to the broadcast and motion picture industry, one of the reasons he was honoured with the ‘Member of the Order of the Niger (MON)’ award by the Federal Government.” Alhaji Mohammed said.
The Minister prayed that God will grant repose to the soul of the departed, and also grant the family left behind by the late Jab Adu the fortitude to bear their irreparable loss.