He holds the National Diploma in Local Government Administration,1987, and an Ordinary Diploma in Business Administration,1999, both from the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo.
Hon Gbaden also holds a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration, 2003, from the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, 2005, from the Nigerian Institute of Accountancy, Jos and in 2010, he bagged a Masters degree in Business Administration and Finance from the Benue State University, Makurdi.
He retired as Director of Finance after a successful career in the civil service.
During his career the Special Adviser underwent training in various areas including fraud detection and prevention processes, treasury management and tax administration, effective internal control system, efficient auditing as well as modern and emerging trends in internal financial control mechanism.
He is a member of the Association of the National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) and has served on many Administrative Commissions of Inquiry.