Tinubu Mourns Former Anambra Gov, Ezeife

By Nurat Uthman

President Bola Tinubu has mourned the death of the former Anambra State governor, Chukuwuemeka Ezeife (CON).

The president sympathises with the late Ezeife’s family, the people, and the government of the state over the late governor’s death.

This was contained in a Friday statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

It read, “President Tinubu extols the towering influence of the former federal permanent secretary in Nigeria’s political landscape as well as his leadership credentials, describing his passing as a painful loss.

“The President recalls the contributions the late Chief Ezeife made in the shaping of public discourse and governance in Nigeria, as well as in laying the foundation for the advancement of his dear state.

“While praying for the repose of the soul of the dearly departed, the President encourages his loved ones to take solace in his indelible legacy.”

It was earlier reported that Ezeife died at the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja, on Thursday, according to a short press release issued on Friday and signed by Chief Rob Ezeife on behalf of the family.

The late Ezeife is the Okwadike of Igbo-Ukwu and was governor of Anambra State from 1992 to 1993.

He was 85 years old.

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