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Orji mourns Onwuka Kalu


ABIA State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has commiserated with the family of late Chief Onwuka Kalu, Okpuzu of Abiriba who died last Monday in a London hospital.

 The governor through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Ajunwa, described the death of the foremost Abia industrialist as “a great loss to his family, Abia state and Nigeria as a whole.”

 He noted that late Onwuka Kalu was one of the best known Nigerians of the 1970s and 1980s who achieved fame as a teenage millionaire trader and as the President/Chief Executive Officer of Onwuka Hitek Plc, makers of Rocket nails and motor spare parts, whose company was reportedly one of  the first Nigerian companies to be quoted on the Nigerian Stock exchange.

  The governor said that the Okpuzu would be remembered as a foremost promoter of made- in- Nigeria goods and popularized Aba as the Japan of Africa as well as being among the first set of Nigerians to obtain a banking license .

  Orji said that as a politician, the deceased made his mark being a member of the 1988 Constituent Assembly who later ran as governor of Abia State in 2003 on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

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