President Adama Barrow of The Gambia announced Wednesday that Vice President Badara Alieu Joof had passed away in India due to sickness.
In 2022, Joof, 65, was chosen as the nation’s vice president. Before that, from 2017 to 2022, he served as education minister.
How did Badara Alieu Joof die?
President Adama Barrow of The Gambia reported that Vice President Badara Alieu Joof passed away on January 18 in India.
Joof went suddenly after a “brief illness,” according to the sad news that Barrow tweeted.
“Dear fellow Gambian citizens, It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the loss of my Vice President, His Excellency Badara Alieu Joof.
After a brief sickness, the tragic incident happened in India.
He prayed for Jannahtul Firdawsi, which Allah granted him.
Badara Alieu Joof cause of death
The disease was the cause of death for Badara Alieu Joof. Before he left the Gambia for medical care roughly three weeks ago, he had not been seen in public for a few months.
For the World Bank and the Gambian government, Joof previously worked as an education consultant for West and Central Africa.
Before being selected as the country’s vice president in 2022, Joof served as the country’s education minister from 2017 to 2022.
Who was Badara Alieu Joof?
Badara Alieu Joof, a vice president from 2022 until his death, was a politician and government official from The Gambia.
Before that, from 2017 until 2022, he served as Minister of Research, Science, and Technology.
Joof attended Armitage High School and Yundum Teachers’ College, where he acquired his schooling to become a teacher.
In addition to earning a master’s degree in English literature from the University of London and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Bristol, he also earned a master’s degree in development economics from the University of Bath.
Badara Alieu Career
As a qualified educator, Joof began his career by teaching English at The Gambia College.
Later, he oversaw the language and literature department at Nusrat High School. He was the Ministry of Education’s permanent secretary. In 2002, he was appointed permanent secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Lands.
Joof was the World Bank contact for the Gambia. He assisted the Gambia’s minister of higher education, Mariama Sarr-Ceesay, in implementing a new education strategy.
Another advice he gave was to “move away from regular tourism and become more proactive” for the Gambian tourism sector.
He oversaw the $220,000 Support to NGO Network Tango project for the World Bank, which aimed to ” increase the efficiency and accountability of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in delivering essential services to the needy in the member nations.”
In 2013, Joof travelled to various project areas in the Gambia with officials from the Ministry of Agriculture to better comprehend their multiple challenges.
He joined the World Bank in Dakar, Senegal, as an education specialist in 2014.
The position of Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology under President Adama Barrow was given to Joof on February 22, 2017.
Tributes to Badara Alieu Joof:
In light of the loss of His Excellency, Vice President of The Republic of The Gambia Badara Alieu Joof, the U.S. Embassy in Banjul extends its heartfelt condolences to the President of The Republic of The Gambia Adama Barrow, the Joof Family, as well as the government and people of The Gambia.
Let there be peace for Badara Alieu Joof. Before he passed away, Mr Joof paid an official visit to the TRNC, for which we are grateful. We offer his loved ones our sympathy. To honour his memory, we hope to witness a strengthening of ties between Gambian and Turkish Cypriots.
My sincere condolences go out to Vice President Joof of the Gambia, who passed away from illness in India, the people of the Gambia, and President Barrow of the Gambia. I’m praying for his family and the people of #Gambia.
In honour of the late Vice President of the Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Alieu Joof, the Embassy flew the country’s flag at half-staff this morning, January 18, 2023. Peace be with you.
My sincere sympathies go out to HE, the President of the Republic of The Gambia and the whole Gambian populace on the demise of Vice President HE Alieu Joof. May Allah grant him Jannah and the hereafter for all the departed. The nation is experiencing a terrible day.
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