President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of Olusegun Obasanjo’s former media aide, Igwe Nwokedi.
Naija News had reported earlier that Igwe Alex Ezeoba Nwokedi (OON), the Uthoko of Achalla is dead. The late Obasanjo’s former media aide was the Chief Press Secretary to former President Olusegun Obasanjo during his time as military head of state from 1976 to 1979.
Before his death, the Uthoko of Achalla was also the Group Public Affairs Manager of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Reacting to the death in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President commiserated with the Uthoko Na Eze Royal Family, the people of Achalla community and the Anambra State government over the loss.
The statement reads as thus; “President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the Uthoko Na Eze Royal Family, the people of Achalla community, and the Anambra State government over the passage of Igwe Alex Ezeoba Nwokedi, OON, the Uthoko of Achalla.
“The President also condoles with the Igwe-in-Council of Achalla, on the passage of the former chairman, Anambra State Council of Traditional Rulers, and former chairman of Nine Eastern States Council of Traditional Rulers.
“President Buhari recalls the contributions of the departed to national development as Manager, Group Public Affairs of the NNPC, and as Chief Press Secretary to the then Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo as military head of state from 1976 to 1979, noting that the Igwe left his footprints on the sands of time.
“The President prays God to rest the soul of the deceased, and comfort all those who mourn him,” the statement said.
Source: Naija News