Igbo Legend: Dr. Ezeife, the former governor of Anambra, has been laid to rest

The host Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, praised the late former Governor as one of God's best gifts to the world

Igbo Legend: Dr. Ezeife, the former governor of Anambra, has been laid to rest Igbo Legend: Dr. Ezeife, the former governor of Anambra, has been laid to rest

The late Pius Chukwuemeka Ezeife, former governor of Anambra State, was put to rest in his village of Igbo Ukwu in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, South East Nigeria.

Family members, acquaintances, and political associates gathered to witness a solemn religious ceremony as his remains was interred at his country house.

Okwadike Igbo Ukwu, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezife’s final earthly journey began on Saturday with the arrival of his remains for a funeral service performed by the Salvation Army International.

In his speech, the officiating Minister, Lt. Col. Nkwachukwu Ezeonyilimba, asked Nigerian politicians and leaders at all levels to emulate the late Chukwuemeka Ezeife’s example of selfless service as a method of reducing poverty and assuring the country’s progress.

The host Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, praised the late former Governor as one of God’s best gifts to the world and said his death was a great loss for Anambra State, Igbo country, and Nigeria as a whole.

Even in death, the man who ruled the Anambra State Government House from January 1992 to November 1993 was honoured with a 21-gun salute from the Nigeria Police Force. His son, Ebubedike Ezeife, said the family would miss the father’s guidance and mentorship.

The remains were interred following a brief ceremony at the graveside. The groups and individuals have continued to pay their traditional respects to the family of late Anambra State Governor Pius Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Okwadike Igbo Ukwu.

Obinwannem News Anambra state

Published by Ugwu Okechukwu (CEO Obinwannem Foundation)

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