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Ikpeazu, Okorocha bemoan death of Abia Chief of Staff

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Ikpeazu signing the condolence register

Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has lamented the death of his Chief of Staff, Chief Chijioke Nwakodo, who died last Thursday at a London hospital, saying he lived, worked and died for Abia.

Ikpeazu, who spoke when he paid a condolence visit to the deceased Nwakodo family at his country home in Ndume Ibeku in Umuahia North Local Council, described Nwakodo as the engine room of his administration, who gave everything for the state.

He wrote in the condolence register: “This will perhaps be my most difficult assignment as a governor. To have to write this for my brother, friend, leader, and compatriot; a man so pure and hearty, so loving and caring. Chiji, you gave your all for our dear state and I assure you that your effort will not go in vain. My Caesar, my Cicero, my hero is gone, when will another come? Adieu Nwannem!”

While receiving the governor, the deceased brother, Chief Obidike Nwakodo, commended the governor’s efforts to save his life while he was ill and the confidence he reposed in him all through. He assured the governor that the family would work hard to ensure that the legacies left by the late Chijioke are not erased.

Meanwhile, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has commiserated with Ipkeazu, over the death of Nwakodo. In a statement signed and issued by Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor regretted the demise, stressing that the news came to him as a rude shock.


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