Nigerian politicianDied when: 74 years 6 days (888 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Gabriel Akinola Deko (30 October 1913 – 5 November 1987) was a Nigerian building contractor and former regional Minister for Agriculture in the Western region of Nigeria, he was also a personal friend of Awolowo.
As minister, he was involved in the promotion of an agriculture settlement scheme that would employ and pay an initial amount of capital to new graduates from an established agriculture training college.
The graduates would engage in farming.This settlement scheme was borrowed from an Israeli agriculture development scheme, Moshav.The scheme was partly initiated to arrest a tide in the movement of young men and women to the urban areas where farming is hardly a career choice.