Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Godwin Kanu who served as a military governor of Imo State during the General Olusegun Obasanjo military regime, has died, Naija News reports.
Kanu’s death was confirmed by his close ally, Mrs. Joe Okei-Odumakin on Wednesday, January 13.
Although the cause of his death is yet to be revealed, the retired military officer is said to have died at the age of 78.
Here are eight things to know about Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu
1. Ndubuisi Kanu was born in Abia State in 1943
2. He obtained honorary Doctorate Degrees from the Imo State University and the Federal University of Technology, Owerri
3. He joined the navy, went to India for cadet training. His naval career included positions in Personnel, Logistics and Training.
4. Kanu was appointed military governor of Imo State, Nigeria in March 1976 during the regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo.
5. He was the first governor after the decree that established the state from part of the old East Central State.
6. He was a member of the pro-democracy group, the National Democratic Coalition, NADECO, which fought for the revalidation of the late Moshood Abiola’s annulled June 12, 1993, presidential mandate.
7. Kanu was among leaders who spoke in January 2010 at a Lagos rally of the Save Nigeria Group calling for the then Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan be made acting president during late President Umaru Yar’Adua’s illness.
8. Kanu had married three times and had ten children – Simone, Audrey, Kelly, Karen, Paula, Jeffery, Vanessa, Samantha, Laura and Stephen.
Source: Naija News